Enterprise vs Aigle

4th July 1800
Part of : The Quasi War (1799 - 1805)
Previous action : Enterprise vs Cyane 17.6.1800
Next action : Enterprise vs Flambeau 23.7.1800

 

United States of America

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Enterprise (12)  
 

République Française

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aigle (10)  4 killed, 3 wounded Captured
 

Notes on Action


Description of the actionB043
In her action with the Aigle the Enterprise tacked across her enemy's wake and gave her a raking broadside; and then, running up on her weather quarter, boarded her. No further resistance was met with, as all the French officers were badly wounded, leaving the crew without leaders
Letter from Lieutenant ShawB043
On the 4th inst. I fell in with the French privateer L'Aigle, of ten guns and seventy-eight men. She engaged me with much spirit for fifteen minutes, when she lowered her colors. . L'Aigle had four men killed, three wounded


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