Aimable vs Pensée

22nd July 1796
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action of the 1796-07-15 15.7.1796
Next action : Mermaid vs Vengeance 8.8.1796

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Aimable (32) Jemmett Mainwaring (d.1801) 2 wounded
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pensée (38)   Unknown (Clowes says 90?)
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On July 22nd, off Guadeloupe, the British Aimable, 32, Captain Jemmett Mainwaring, chased the French Pensee, 36, Captain Valteau. 3 After exchanging fire in the evening, the Pensee fled and drew ahead during the night. At about 7 A.M., however, she shortened sail; the Aimable closed; and the two captains saluted one another. Then, as the Pensee was again retreating, the Aimable bore up at about 8.40 A.M. and fired into her, but, after a running engagement, dropped astern out of range.


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Posted by Anne Young on Monday 4th of January 2021 01:58

Davers was not in command of the Aimable at the time of the interaction with the Pensee in July 1796. See for example the memoir associated with John Wight Esq in the Royal Naval Biography 1802 Post captains. Wight was lieutenant at the time and a detailed account is at pages 603 to 605

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