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ngatimozart

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The first steel has been cut on HMS Active, the second Type 31. Active has 11 predecessors, with the previous Active on active service in the Falklands War, one each in WW2 and WW1. The 1769 Active "... captured a prize of £100 million worth of Spanish treasure." That would've been great prize money for the crew.

 

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The first steel has been cut on HMS Active, the second Type 31. Active has 11 predecessors, with the previous Active on active service in the Falklands War, one each in WW2 and WW1. The 1769 Active "... captured a prize of £100 million worth of Spanish treasure." That would've been great prize money for the crew.

Spare change, amigo!

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A view of the captured Spanish frigate Hermione with Favourite (left) and Active (right) in background: painting by Richard Wright. (Source: Wikipedia)

I haven’t find any other images of the vessel. The wiki article states that it was indeed the greatest single amount of prize money ever awarded to a british crew. It was captured by the French in 1778, serving until 1794.
 
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