Action of 1809-03-12

12th March 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of the Proserpine 28.2.1809
Next action : Capture of the d'Hautpoult 14.3.1809 - 17.3.1809

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Topaze (32) Anselm John Griffiths (d.1842)
Kingfisher (16) Ewell Tritton
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Danae (44) Henri d'Escorches de Sainte-Croix (1777-1810)
La Flore (40) Alexandre Lambert (1768-1809)
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On March 12th, the Topaze, 36, Captain Anselm John Griffiths, and Kingfisher, 18, Commander Ewell Tritton, chased and attacked the French frigates Danae, 40, and Flore, 40, in the Adriatic. In spite of their great inferiority in force, the British vessels escaped loss or serious damage. It can only be conjectured that the French frigates had received orders not to fight, or were upon some important mission.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 14:10

Captain of La Flore was Alexandre Lambert.
Captain of La Danae was Henri-Louis Descorches de Sainte-Croix.
The French frigates left Toulon bound to Corfu, by Napoleon's order, with stores and ammunition.

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Monday 22nd of July 2019 20:04AvMBritish Merchant 'Brothers' (1815)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 19:58AvMBritish Merchant 'Brothers' (1815)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 19:32AvMBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Brunswick' (1792)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 19:22AvMBritish Merchant 'Brunswick' (1795)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 19:11AvMBritish Merchant 'Brunswick' (1795)