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Action of 1797-08-11

11th August 1797
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 24.7.1797
Next action : Attack on Manilla 1.1.1798

 

Great Britain

 
British Squadron,
John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pomone (44) 1794-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Thomas EylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
Fleet Flagship
Jason (38) 1794-1798
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
Triton (32) 1796-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
John GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
Sylph (16) 1795-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John Chambers WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1845
 

République Française

 
French Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Reolase (20) 1796-1797
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
 
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On August 11th, Warren's squadron of three frigates (Pomone, Jason, and Triton) and one brig-sloop, the Sylph, 18, Commander John Chambers White, attacked a French convoy, under the charge of the corvette Reolaise, 20, a gunboat and a lugger. The gun-boat was destroyed and the corvette a good deal cut up, with a loss to the British ships of three killed and five wounded.


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Wednesday 7th of May 2014 18:57

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 67:pt. 2 (1797).
Letter dated on board the Pomone, at sea, Aug. 23
On the 23d inst. I chased, and drove upon the coast of Isle, L'Egalite armed chasse maree, of 4, 6 pounders, and 8 swivels, and which we afterward got off.
La Pomone, at sea, Sept. 6
My Lord, I beg leave to inform your Lordship, that I continued steering for the mouth of the Garonne; and on the 27th ult. being to the southward of the river, a number of vessels were seen in the south-west quarter. I made the signal for a general chase, and continued until night, when from the Triton being far advanced ahead, and the Jason to windward, the ships kept the enemy in sight after the approach of night. Owing to the exertions of Capt's Gore and Sterling, five of them were captured. A 2 A.M. being near the shore, a cutter was seen at anchor, that had accompanied the convoy, and one of the boats of this ship was sent to her; but being ordered to keep off, and seeing she was a vessel of force, returned. I stood in after her, and upon our firing a few shot, one of which cut away her mast, she slipped her cable and ran among the breakers upon the coast of Arcasson and into a most tremendous surf that broke on-board her, and must have stove her to pieces. She at last drove through, and I fancy several of her crew were drowned, and, as the tide left her, she fell over; the remainder of her men, about 90 in number, got ashore. She was called Le Petite Diable, a very fine vessel, pierced for 18 or 20 guns and 100 men complement.

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