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Action of 1805-06-10

10th June 1805
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1805-04-23 23.4.1805
Next action : Attack near St Valery-en-Caux 23.6.1805


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

British vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Frances (6) 1804-1805
British 6 Gun
Hired Cutter
1804 Renamed "Frances"
Chiffone (32) 1801-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
2 killed, 3 wounded
Falcon (16) 1801-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
George SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
4 wounded
Clinker (12) 1804-1806
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Nisbet GlenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
1 killed, 1 wounded

Empire Français

French vessels,
Emmanuel Jacques Félix HamelinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1839
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Foudre (10) 1805-1805
French 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
L'Audacieuse (10) 1805-1805
French 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Notes on Action

A French division, consisting of the sloops Foudre, 10, and Audacieuse, 10, fifteen gun-vessels [Four of three long 24-prs. and one 8-in. howitzer; three of one 24-pr. and one field gun; and eight of two 4- or 6-prs], and fourteen transports, under Captain J. F. E. Hamelin, sailed from Le Havre for Fecamp. They were chased by the Chiffonne, 36, Captain Charles Adam, Falcon, 14, Commander George Sanders, Clinker, gun-brig, Lieutenant Nisbet Glen, and Frances, hired armed cutter, and brought to action; but, when the French vessels gradually edged in under the protection of the shore batteries, the British began to get the worst of the firing, though some of the hostile craft were by that time aground. The enemy ultimately got under the forts of Fecamp. In this skirmish the Chiffonne had two killed and three wounded; the Falcon four wounded, and the Clinker one killed and one wounded.

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