Action of 1782-12-12

12th December 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Ruby v La Solitaire 6.12.1782
Next action : Capture of the South Carolina 20.12.1782

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Mediator (44) The Hon. James Luttrell (c.1751-1788)
 

Allied (United States of America & Royaume de France)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aimable Eugénie (28) Nicolas-Thomas Baudin (1754-1803)
L'Alexandre (24) Stephen Gregory (1751-1817)6 killed, 9 wounded Captured
La Ménagère (28) François Jérome Foligné-Deschalonges4 killed, 8 wounded Captured
Le Dauphin Royal (12) Antoine Chambert
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On December 12th, Captain the Hon. John Luttrell, in the Mediator, 44, sighted five French and American vessels, mostly storeships or vessels armed en flute, and bound for the West Indies. They shortened sail and waited for him, on which he bore down, captured the Alexandre, mounting twenty-four 9-prs.; then, resuming the chase, got possession of two more large ships, the Eugene and Menagere, without the loss of a man in the Mediator. The Alexandre' s captain, when a prisoner in the Mediator, attempted to foment a mutiny, for which he was placed in irons.

Sources


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

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