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Attack on Leogane

21st March 1796
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action off Pointe du Raz 20.3.1796
Next action : Action of 1796-04-20 20.4.1796

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
Swiftsure (74) 1787-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Robert ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1797
Africa (64) 1781-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Roddam HomeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1896
Ceres (32) 1781-1830
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
James NewmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
Iphigenia (32) 1780-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Francis Farington GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1819
Cormorant (16) 1794-1796
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
Lark (16) 1794-1809
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
William OgilvyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
 

Notes on Action


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On the Jamaica station, where Rear-Admiral William Parker commanded, the Navy co-operated in an attack, made by the troops under Major-General Forbes from Port au Prince, San Domingo, upon Leogane, in the same island. The forces were landed on March 21st, under the fire of the Ceres, 32, Captain James Newman Newman, Lark, 16, Commander William Ogilvy, Iphigenia, 32, Captain Francis Farrington Gardner, Cormorant, 18, Commander Francis Collingwood, and Sirene, 16, Commander Daniel Guerin; and the town and works were simultaneously cannonaded by the Leviathan, 74, Captain John Thomas Duckworth, Africa, 64, Captain Roddam Home, and Swiftsure, 74, Captain Robert Parker. But the place proved stronger than had been anticipated, and, the Leviathan and Africa having been considerably damaged aloft by the guns on shore, the attempt was abandoned.


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