The Fleet of the East India Company, Homeward Bound from China, Engaging and Repulsing a French Squadron, near the Straits of Malacca, on the XVth February 1804
On 15 February 1804, a fleet of the East India Company carrying tea from China was intercepted by a French squadron led by Vice-Admiral Linois. Although the fleet of merchantmen had no warship escort, the attack was repelled by Sir Nathaniel Dance.
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