Mermaid vs Vengeance

8th August 1796
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Aimable vs Pensée 22.7.1796
Next action : Destruction of the Andromaque 22.8.1796 - 23.8.1796


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Beaulieu (40) Lancelot Skynner (1766-1799) none
Mermaid (32) Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846) none

République française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Vengeance (48)   12 killed, 26 wounded

Notes on Action

The Mermaid, 32, Captain Robert Waller Otway, engaged the French Vengeance, 40, at 11.50 A.M. A prolonged but indecisive action followed, until, on the British Beaulieu, 40, Captain Francis Laforey, coming up, the Vengeance retired, under shelter of the Basseterre batteries. The French ship sustained most of her loss when twice missing stays.


TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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