Alphea vs Renard

9th September 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Attack on the Batteries at Cassis 18.8.1813
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Alphea (10)  †Entire crew (41 men) lost in explosion Sunk

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Renard (4) Emmanuel-Yves Leroux-Desrochettes (1787-1813)Co wounded and dead the day after the combat

Notes on Action

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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