Recent updates

Recent Comments

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
Service 1798-1814

Notes on Action

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.

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

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Thursday 2nd of December 2021 22:01Alan Beale
Jeremiah BealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1810
Wednesday 1st of December 2021 22:08John Nicklin
Robert Giffard LeaverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1795
Saturday 27th of November 2021 19:15Tim Oakley
Thursday 25th of November 2021 18:03Tim Oakley
British sloop 'Morgiana' (1800) (16) 1800-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Thursday 25th of November 2021 16:12Tim Oakley
British sloop 'Morgiana' (1800) (16) 1800-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop