Capture of the Unicorn

4th September 1780
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Flora vs Nymphe 10.8.1780
Next action : Isis vs Rotterdam 31.12.1780


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Unicorn (20) Thomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) Captured 4 killed, 13 wounded

Notes on Action

A French frigate and two ships of the line captured the Unicorn, 20, Captain Thomas Lenox Frederick, off Tortuga, after a bravely fought action in which she had two guns and two carronades dismounted, and lost 4 killed and 13 wounded.

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