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Capture of the Egyptienne

27th March 1804
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Osprey vs Egyptienne 23.3.1804
Next action : Wilhelmina vs Psyche 11.4.1804

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hippomenes (18) 1803-1813
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John Charles WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
,
Conway ShipleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1808
1 wounded
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Egyptienne (36) 1799-1804
French 36 Gun
Privateer Frigate
Antoine Sébastien PlassiardFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1798-1814
Captured
 

Notes on Action


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On March 27th, the French privateer Egyptienne, 36, which had been so severely handled by the Osprey, was captured by the Hippomenes, 14, Commander Conway Shipley. She was chased for fifty-four hours, and then engaged in a running fight for three hours and twenty minutes, but ceased all resistance and struck as soon as the Hippomenes got alongside her. Shipley very generously attributed this result to the sharp punishment she had received from the Osprey. Only one man was wounded in the British ship. The Egyptienne became the British prison ship Antigua.


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