Action in Carteret Bay

9th May 1795
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Astraea vs Gloire 10.4.1795
Next action : Action of 1795-05-17 17.5.1795


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Melampus (36) Sir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)Fleet Flagship
Diamond (38) William Sidney Smith (1764-1840)
Hebe (38) Paul Minchin
Niger (32) Edward James Foote
Syren (32) Graham Moore (1764-1843)

Notes on Action

On May 9th, Captain Sir Richard John Strachan, in the Melampus, 36, with the frigates Diamond, Hebe, Niger, and Siren, whilst at anchor off Jersey, saw a French convoy running along the enemy's coast. Giving chase, he drove the convoy into Carteret Bay, where the boats of his squadron attacked it and captured or burnt every vessel but one, with the loss of two killed and seventeen wounded.


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 17th of June 2012 07:08

9 May 1795 French Eclair 3 and Crache Feu 3 gun vessels taken by Melampus 36 Cap Richard John Strachan with Diamond 38 Captain William Sydney Smith, Hebe 38 cap Paul Minchin, Niger 32 cap Edward James Foote, and Syren 32 cap Graham Moore other French vessels from a convoy destroyed in Carteret Bay, France near the Channel Islands

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