Chesapeake Affair

August 21st, the sky’s clear, the weather breaks, clear and bright the day greets the surviving ships of the French fleet. Emergency repairs are made aboard the Patriote a 74 gun ship of the line. The men work quickly and with great energy for having survived the storm it still remains to be seen if the badly damaged vessel can make safe harbor. In addition to the risk of floundering, the ship is in enemy waters, if they can not make port before they are discovered by the English, damaged as they are, unable to fight, unable to flee, they will most likely have survived the storm only to fall victims of war. Similar actions and concerns take place aboard the Syebelle a frigate of 44 guns. Both Captains limp crippled ships toward Chesapeake Bay in a race against discovery, time and the sea.