Astraea vs Gloire

10th April 1795
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action off Genoa 14.3.1795
Next action : Action in Carteret Bay 9.5.1795

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Astraea (32) Harry Powlett 0 killed, 8 wounded
 

Allied (République française & Malta)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Gloire (32) Beens Captured 40 killed and wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On April 10th, a British fleet under Rear-Admiral John Colpoys was cruising off Brest, when three sail were seen. The fleet scattered in chase, and the Astraea, 32, Captain Lord Henry Paulet, outsailing the ships of the line, came up with one of the three, the French Gloire, 36, Captain Beens. The action between the two opened at 6 P.M. At 10.30 the Astraea closed her adversary, and after an hour's fight made her strike her flag. The Astraea's maintop-mast went overboard just after the close of the action, and her other topmasts were so wounded that they had to be removed.
Naval General Service MedalEWIKI
A Naval General Service Medal Clasp was authorised for this action in 1847

Sources


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

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