Niger vs Ecureuil

27th April 1796
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Capture of St Lucia 26.4.1796 - 24.5.1796
Next action : Action of 1796-05-31 31.5.1796


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Niger (32) Edward James Foote 7 wounded

République Française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Ecureuil   Burnt

Notes on Action

On April 27th, the British frigate Niger, 32, Captain Edward James Foote, drove the French armed lugger, Ecureuil, ashore on the Penmarck rocks. 2 After cannonading her, Captain Foote sent in his boats, which, in spite of a desperate resistance on the part of the French, burnt her. The British loss was seven wounded.

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