Achilles v Le Comte de Saint-Florentine

4th April 1759
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Action of 20 March 1759 20.3.1759
Next action : Bombardment of Le Havre 3.7.1759


Great Britain

British ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Achilles (60) The Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800)

Royaume de France

Frnech ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Comte de Saint-Florentine (60)  



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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 26th of April 2014 16:57

The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 29, 1759 p. 191
Tuesday 17 - His Majesty's ship Achilles, the Hon. Captain Barrington commander, on the 4th inst. in let. 44. 51. sicty leagues to the westward of Cape Finestre, fell in with and took the Count de St. Florentine of 60 guns, and 403 men from Cape Francois for Rochfort, commanded by the Sieur de Montay, after a close engagement of two hours, in which the Achilles had but two men killed and 23 wounded, and was hurt only in her masts, sails, and rigging. The loss on the enemy's side was very considerable having all his masts shot away with 116 men killed and wounded, among the latter, the captain with a musquet ball through his body, which he died two days after.

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