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
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Great Britain

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

République Française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Éole (18) Jean Brousse, Claude Dijeaux
L'Egyptienne (18)  
Le Lévrier (12)  
Le Vengeur (8)  

Notes on Action

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.

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