Boat action in the Rhone

29th April 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1812-04-16 16.4.1812
Next action : Capture of the Apelles 3.5.1812 - 4.5.1812

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Volontaire (38) Granville George Waldegrave (1786-1857)
Undaunted (38) Richard Thomas
Blossom (18) William Stewart (d.1814)
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On April 29th 1812, the boats of the Undaunted, 38, Captain Richard Thomas, Volontaire, 38, Captain Charles Bullen, and Blossom, 18, Commander William Stewart, under Lieutenant John Eagar, attacked a convoy of 26 French vessels at anchor near the mouth of the Rhone, and, without loss, brought out 7, burnt 12, including a 4-gun man-of-war schooner, and left 2 stranded. The guns of the Blossom covered the operations.


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Monday 19th of October 2020 02:15Tamara LedkinsScottish Privateer ship 'Rising Sun' (1697)
Friday 16th of October 2020 13:42Jeff WolrigeBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Pallas' (1793) (32)
Thursday 15th of October 2020 22:33David Ewer Philemon Ewer
Wednesday 14th of October 2020 05:16Angus GrahamBritish Privateer 'Watt' (1777) (32)
Saturday 10th of October 2020 11:27Dr Larry J. Kreitzer William Pestell (d.1662)