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Mauritius

Île de la Passe

Île de la Passe is a rocky islet in the bay of Grand Port on the island of Mauritius. Between 20–25 August 1810, during the British campaign to capture the island (then called Île de France) from the French, it was the scene of a long and very hard-fought action between roughly equal forces of French and British frigates and, on balance, a defeat for the British, who lost four frigates, though one of these was subsequently recaptured and the French squadron did not survive the British invasion of Mauritius.

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