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HMS Goliath, 74, third-rate, was in Spithead when Lieutenant Chalk and Midshipman Caldwell of Goliath and Midshipmen Simpson and Hornblower met at the Lamb Inn. During a game of Whist, Simpson accused Hornblower of cheating, whereby Hornblower challenges Simpson to a duel.

The historical HMS Goliath was launched on 19 October 1781 at Deptford Dockyard and was broken up in 1815.

Appearances Edit

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower: The Even Chance.

Links Edit

HMS Goliath at Wikipedia.

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