Destruction of the Calliope

16th July 1797
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action of 1797-04-26 26.4.1797
Next action : Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 24.7.1797

 

Great Britain

 
British Vessels, John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pomone (44) Thomas EylesFleet Flagship Captured
Anson (38) Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)
Artois (38) Sir Edmund Nagle
Sylph (16) John Chambers White (1770-1845)6 wounded
 

République française

 
French Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Calliope (28)   Sunk
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On July 16th, Sir John Borlase Warren's frigate squadron, composed of the Pomone, 40, Anson, 44, Artois, 38, Sylph, 18, and a cutter, chased a French convoy in charge of the Calliope, 28, and two corvettes. The corvettes escaped into Audierne Bay, but the Calliope was driven upon the Penmarcks early on the 17th. To prevent the French crew from removing her stores and guns, she was cannonaded, first by the Anson and then at close quarters by the Sylph. The Calliope went to pieces on the 18th. The loss of the Sylph in her gallant attack was six wounded.


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