The French had in Toulon ready for sea, exclusive of several frigates and corvettes, the following 17 sail of the line
There were also four sail of the line, Dauphin-Royal, 120, Triumphant 80, and Puissant and Suffisant 74s, refitting ; nine repairing, or in want of repair, namely, Couronne and Languedoc 80s, and Alcide, Censeur, Conquérant, Dictateur, Guerrier, Mercure, and Souverain 74s; also one building, but not in a very forward state. ‡ The fleet was commanded by Rear-admiral the Comte de Trogoff; who, even had the forces been more equally matched, was too sound a monarchist to fire a shot in the cause of republicanism. This spirit of disaffection existed, not only to a partial extent in the fleet, but very generally throughout the whole of the southern provinces; and the inhabitants, for their alleged disloyalty, were either feeling, or momentarily dreading, the full weight of republican rage.
* It is doubtful if this ship joined before the latter end of August.
† The seven ships thus marked had, since the commencement of the year, arrived from the Biscayan ports.
‡ The following table has been carefully drawn up, and may be relied upon as the most correct account of the kind that has appeared in print
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