Corrected entry: On the evening following his aborted duel, Hornblower learns that England is once again at war with France. In short order he is transferred to HMS Indefatigable, under the command of Sir Edward Pellew. The fact that Simpson was still laid up from his wound is evidence of the speed of Hornblower's posting.The problem with this is: at the time of Hornblower's posting, Pellew had not been knighted, he was not in command of HMS Indefatigable, and in fact, the Indefatigable was never commissioned until December 1794 when she was in the process of being raised from a 64-gun battleship to a 44-gun heavy frigate.
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