Hyaena vs Concorde

27th May 1793
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Capture of St Pierre & Miquelon 14.5.1793
Next action : Nymphe vs Cleopatre 17.6.1793

 

Great Britain

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hyaena (24) William Hargood (1762-1839) Captured
 

République Française

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Concorde (36)  
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionW005
On the 27th of May, early in the morning, when about two miles off cape Tiburon, the Hyaena, Captain William Hargood, was discovered and chased by the Concorde, the advanced frigate of a french squadron, composed of the Eole and America 74s, and three or four frigates, some of which then, or very soon afterwards, were in sight from the Hyaena's mast-head. As soon as she discovered the character of her pursuers, the Hyaena put before a light air of wind, but, being unable to make way against a heavy head sea, was rapidly gained upon. As the Concorde approached her on the quarter, the Hyaena fired a few of her maindeck guns, and then, without waiting, it would appear, to receive any fire in return, hauled down her colours to the French frigate.


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