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Aigrette vs Arethusa

18th March 1779
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action of March 7 1779 7.3.1779
Next action : Providence vs Diligent 7.5.1779


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Arethusa (32) 1759-1779
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
Charles Holmes EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1793

Royaume de France

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aigrette (30) 1756-1789
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Louis Bon Jean La Couldre de la Bretonnière (Vicomte de La Couldre)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1791

Notes on Action

Description of actionE-WIKI

Aigrette was under Lieutenant Mortemart . On 18 March , she was fought HMS Arethusa , under captain Charles Holmes Everitt . Arethusa sustained damage and was wrecked the next day off Ushant , at a point 48°27'4"N 5°4'4"W .


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