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


DescriptionTRN4
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.


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 19th of September 2020 21:11D.Hall William Gordon
Friday 18th of September 2020 15:46Christopher Heathcote Richard Pickersgill (d.1779)
Thursday 17th of September 2020 17:24Colin HoseBritish sloop 'Lapwing' (1825) (10)
Thursday 17th of September 2020 14:17CyThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832)
Wednesday 16th of September 2020 20:48Sylvia Wright James Gambier (1723-1789)