Blanche vs Ceres

19th December 1796
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Terpsichore vs Vestale 13.12.1796
Next action : Chase of the Droits de l'Homme 14.1.1797

 

Great Britain

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Blanche (32) d'Arcy Preston (d.1847)no casualties
 

Spain

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ceres (40)  7 killed, 15 wounded Captured
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
The Blanche meanwhile engaged the Ceres and quickly brought her colours down, but could not take possession owing to the arrival of the other Spanish ships. The Blanche lost no one; the Ceres, seven killed and fifteen wounded. (See Minerve vs Sabina fir more information)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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