Escape of the Spartan

May 1807
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of Alexandria 6.3.1807 - 21.3.1807
Next action : Action at Las Palmas 8.5.1807


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Spartan (38) Jahleel Brenton (1770-1844)

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Annibal (74)  
La Pomone (40)  
L'Incorruptible (40)  

Notes on Action

The Spartan fell in with the French ships Annibal, 74, Pomone, 40, Incorruptible, 38, and Victorieuse, 14, followed them, and was then chased by them, having a very narrow escape of being captured. She got away only by the judgment of her Captain, who held his fire, whereas the leading French frigate opened too soon, killed the breeze, and, surrounded by a dense cloud of smoke, lost sight of her enemy.

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