So far, although it was an equal battle, one artillery shell which a Zealous released hits the powder magazine of a France ship-of-the-line Guerrier, and sinks with one shot (Critical Hit).
Furthermore, the powder magazine of an almost unhurt France ship-of-the-line Aquilon is hit, and it can come to it, and the artillery shell which a Vanguard released explodes again and sinks.
The Conquerant and Spartiate(both France fleet) which were inserted into both ships of the line covered severe damage in response to influence of explosion.
On the other hand, the Minotaur which succeeded in separation of the mast turned the rudder, at last, could be added to the battle and bombarded an L'Orient and a Franklin.
As a result of losing two ships and suffering damage from the blast, the France fleet which has fought fifty-fifty till then will be cornered in an instant.