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


Great Britain

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

Notes on Action

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.


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

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