Milfontes Encounter

First combat of Andorinha Brig

10th June 1797
Part of : French Privateers-Portuguese War (1793 - 1815)

PT Andorinha (24) vs. FR Oiseau (10) and FR Santa Catalina (10), near Milfontes, Portugal.


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Andorinha (24)  

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Oiseau (18)  
Santa Catalina (10)  

Notes on Action

First Combatref:1399

On the morning of June 10, 1979 the Andorinha Corvette encountered two French ships off Milfontes.

The Andorinha approached the pirate ships and opened fire shortly after flying the Portuguese flag.

As it was faster, she placed herself between the two french ships and made fire from both broadsides. Seized Santa Catalina. Then began a persecution of Oiseau, and also took her.

Arrived at the port of Lisbon with the two vessels taken on June 15.

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