On February 19th, 1758 the HMS Invincible set sail out of Portsmouth Harbor for Canada to join the British fleet to fight the French. Unfortunately, due to a domino effect of extraordinary bad luck, she ran aground on Horse Tail Sand not far from the harbor. Invincible was a French ship launched in 1744 and captured by the British in 1747. At that time the British out-number the French on the sea.
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