Action of 19 March 1759

19th March 1759
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Action of 12/13th March 1759 12.3.1759 - 13.3.1759
Next action : Action of 20 March 1759 20.3.1759


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Isis (50) Edward Wheeler (d.1761)
Aeolus (32) John Elliot (1732-1808)

Royaume de France

Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Blonde (30)  
La Mignonne (16)   Captured 55 killed and wounded

Notes on Action

Description of the engagementTRN3
On March 19th, the Isis, 50, Captain Edward Wheeler, and Aeolus, 32, Captain John Elliot, cruising off Isle Dieu, fought an engagement with four French frigates which were employed on convoy service. Only two of the enemy were closely engaged, and of these one, the Blonde, 32, escaped; but the other, the Mignonne, 20, lost fifty-five killed and wounded out of a crew of one hundred and fifty, and was taken possession of.


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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