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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) 1747-1766
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Edward WheelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1754
Aeolus (32) 1758-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1800 Renamed "Guernsey"
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
 

Royaume de France

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Blonde (30) 1755-1760
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
La Mignonne (16) 1757-1759
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
  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.


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