Action of 1799-11-24

24th November 1799
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Capture of Spanish Treasure Ships 15.10.1799 - 17.10.1799
Next action : Action of 1799-12-17 17.12.1799

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Solebay (32) Stephen Poyntz (d.1847)
 

République française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Egyptienne (18)  
L'Éole (16)  
Le Lévrier (12)  
Le Vengeur (8)  
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
The British Solebay, 32, Captain Stephen Poyntz, discovered off San Domingo four French ships, the flute, Egyptien, 18, store-ship, Eole, 16, Levrier, 12, and Vengeur, 8. They bore away for Cape Tiburon, and were followed by Poyntz, until the four were becalmed and separated, when the Solebay attacked them in turn and captured them all. Between them, they mounted fifty-eight guns, and were manned by 431 men. The Eole was purchased for the Navy and renamed Nimrod.

Sources


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

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