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Action of 1803-08-29

29th August 1803 - 30th August 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of the Favori 1.8.1803
Next action : Bombardment of Dieppe 14.9.1803

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Boadicea (38) 1797-1858
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
John MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Duguay Trouin (74) 1800-1805
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
La Guerrière (38) 1799-1806
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
140 leagues W.N.W. of Cape Ortegal, they [Duguay Trouin and Guerriere] fell in with the Boadicea, 38, Captain John Maitland, cruising in the Bay. The Boadicea, though alone, and much smaller and weaker than either of the French ships, boldly gave chase. The weather was thick, and night came on, but she persisted in her pursuit till 3 P.M. of the 30th, when she made out the Duguay Trouin to be a large ship of the line, and the Guerriere a large frigate. The French vessels then altered course and chased their daring enemy, exchanging fire with her. After two hours, however, the British frigate succeeded in shaking off their pursuit. The Boadicea sustained some slight injury in her sails and rigging, but she hulled the Duguay Trouin several times, and seems to have damaged that ship's fore topsail, since, after the action, the French were seen unbending it. The Boadicea then proceeded to Ferrol to warn Sir Robert Calder's squadron of the proximity of the French ships.


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