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.