Action of 1795-05-17

17th May 1795
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action in Carteret Bay 9.5.1795
Next action : Alarm vs Liberte 30.5.1795

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Thetis (38) Alexander Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832)
Hussar (28) John Poo Beresford (1767-1844)
 

République française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Prévoyante (24)   Captured
La Raison (18)   Captured
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On May 17th, the Thetis, 36, Captain the Hon. Alexander Forester Inglis Cochrane, and Hussar, 28, Captain John Poor Beresford, captured off Cape Henry two large French storeships of a squadron of five. The names of the prizes were the Prevoyante and Raison. The British loss was eleven wounded.
Naval General Service MedalEWIKI
A Naval General Service Medal Clasp was authorised for this action in 1847


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