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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) 1759-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1813 Renamed "Negro"
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
7 wounded
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Ecureuil 1795-1796
French Unrated Lugger
  Burnt
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN3
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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