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Alphea vs Renard

9th September 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Attack on the Batteries at Cassis 18.8.1813
Next action : Siege of Trieste 5.10.1813 - 29.10.1813

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Alphea (10) 1806-1813
British 10 Gun
Unrated Cutter
 †Entire crew (41 men) lost in explosion Sunk
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Renard (4) 1812-1814
French 4 Gun
Privateer Cutter
Emmanuel-Yves Leroux-DesrochettesFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1795-1813
Co wounded and dead the day after the combat
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On September 9th, off the Start, the Alphea, 8 (18-pr. carronades), Lieutenant Thomas William Jones, 4 chased the privateer schooner Renard, 14, and, having overhauled her, fought her most gallantly at close quarters for three hours and a half, at the expiration of which time, it being 3.30 A.M. on the 10th, the unfortunate Alphea blew up, all on board her perishing. The Renard admitted a loss of 5 killed and 31 wounded; and, as the entire crew of the Alphea numbered at most only 41, the British must have fought magnificently.


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