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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) 1806-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Granville George WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1841
Undaunted (38) 1807-1860
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Richard ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
Blossom (18) 1806-1848
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
William StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1813

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.

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