DescriptionTRN5 On March 23rd, the Osprey, 18, Commander George Younghusband, cruising near Barbados, chased four ships, one of which had the appearance of a frigate. This was the Bordeaux privateer Egyptienne, 36, a vessel which, under the name of Railleuse, had formerly figured as a frigate in the French Navy. The Osprey closed and engaged her, despite the disparity of force, the privateer carrying twenty-six 12-prs., ten 6-prs., and 248 men, to the Osprey's sixteen 32-pr. carronades, two 6-prs., and 120 men. A close action of eighty minutes followed, in which the French had so much the worst of it that they ceased firing and set all sail, while the three ships which had been with the Egyptienne scattered, and steered different courses. The Osprey sailed so badly that she was quite unable to overtake her enemy, which, however, as will be seen, was taken a few days later. The British loss was 1 killed and 16 wounded; the French loss 8 killed and 19 wounded.