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Capture of the Bacchante

25th June 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago 21.6.1803 - 1.7.1803
Next action : Capture of the Minerve 3.7.1803

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Endymion (44) 1797-1868
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
no casualties
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Bacchante (18) 1795-1803
French 18 Gun
Unrated Corvette
F. L. KerimelFrench
Naval Sailor
Captured 8 killed, 9 wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
The Endymion fell in with the French corvette Bacchante, 18, Lieutenant F. L. Kerimel, then on her way home from San Domingo. The Bacchante gave a good deal of trouble. She was chased for eight hours, and exchanged fire with the British frigate before she struck. The Endymion's bow guns killed 1 French lieutenant and 7 men, besides wounding 9 others. The Bacchante's fire did the British ship no harm. The prize was a large and fine vessel, quite new and a fast sailer, with a crew of 200 men. She had been sent out to San Domingo with despatches. She was purchased for the Navy, and was rated as a 20-gun ship, seeing that she was superior in tonnage to the general run of vessels of that class in the British service.


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