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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) 1785-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Fleet Flagship
Diamond (38) 1794-1812
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
William Sidney SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
Hebe (38) 1782-1811
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1805 Renamed "Blonde"
Paul MinchinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1810
Niger (32) 1759-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1813 Renamed "Negro"
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
Syren (32) 1782-1822
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Graham MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1824
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
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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