Espoir vs Liguria

7th August 1798
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Capture of the Aventurier 3.8.1798 - 4.8.1798
Next action : Généreux vs Leander 18.8.1798

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Espoir (14) Loftus Otway Bland (d.1810) 1 killed, 6 wounded
 

Ligurian Republic

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Liguria (26) Francesco Dell'Orso Captured 7 killed, 14 wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On August 7th, the British brig-sloop Espoir, 14, Commander Loftus Otway Bland, 3 whilst in charge of a convoy in the Mediterranean, was attacked by a large Genoese pirate, the Liguria, 26.* The two ships began their battle at about 7 P.M. and fought till 11, when the Liguria struck. The indiscipline of the pirate's crew is probably the explanation of her easy defeat by a vessel so much her inferior in armament.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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