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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) 1782-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
Hussar (28) 1784-1796
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
John Poo BeresfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1838
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Prévoyante (24) 1793-1795
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Flûte
  Captured
La Raison (18) 1795-1795
French 18 Gun
Unrated Flûte
  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 MedalE-WIKI
A Naval General Service Medal Clasp was authorised for this action in 1847


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