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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

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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