Capture off Cape Sicie

19th June 1799
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action of 1799-04-09 9.4.1799
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Great Britain

British Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Centaur (74) John Markham
Bellona (74) Sir Thomas Boulden Thompson (1766-1828)
Captain (74) Sir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)
Emerald (36) Thomas Moutray Waller, Thomas Moutray Waller
Santa Teresa (32) George Barker, George Barker

République Française

French Squadron, Jean Baptiste Emmanuel Perree (1761-1800)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Junon (38)  Fleet Flagship Captured
L'Alceste (36)   Captured
La Courageuse (22)   Captured
L'Alerte (14)   Captured



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Posted by Robert Boon on Monday 16th of January 2017 23:41

Centaur, June 19, 1799.


I HAVE the Honor to inform you, that, pursuant to your Signal of Yesterday for a general Chace to the N. E. I came up with and captured Three Frigates on the Evening of this Day.

The Bellona and Santa Teresa Frigate being nearest when the Two sternmost struck, I made their Signals to take Possession of them, whilst I pursued the Third, which struck also in an Hour afterwards. The Emerald in the mean Time took the Salamine Brig, and the Captain, the Alerte.

This Squadron was commanded by Rear-Admiral Perre, Thirty-three Days from Jaffa, bound to Toulon; for their Names and Force I beg Leave to refer you to the List.

I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. &c.


Vice-Admiral Lord Keith, &c. &c. &c.

La Tunon [sic], Rear-Admiral Perre, Porquerer, Captain, 40 Guns, Eighteen Pounders, 500 Men.
La Courageux, Buille, Captain, 22 Guns, Twelve Pounders, 300 Men.
L'Alceste, Barree, Captain; 36 Guns, Twelve Pounders, 300 Men.
La Salamine, Brig, Sandry, Lieutenant, 18 Guns, Six Pounders, 120 Men.
L'Alerte, Brig, Dumay, Lieutenant, 14 Guns, Six Pounders, 120 Men.

The London Gazette
Publication date: 23 July 1799 Issue:15162 Page: 741

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of January 2017 19:50

I believe the last French vessel to be the Salamine 18 Brig-sloop

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