Action of 1799-10-12

12th October 1799
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Jupiter vs Preneuse 10.10.1799 - 11.10.1799
Next action : Capture of Spanish Treasure Ships 15.10.1799 - 17.10.1799

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Trincomalee (18) John Rowe (d.1799) Sunk All but 2 survivors
Comet (8) Thomas Leef
 

République Française

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Iphigenie (22) Jean François Malleroux du Bac (d.1799)
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On the 12th, the British Trincomale, 16, Commander John Rowe, whilst engaging a French privateer, the Iphigenie, 18, in
the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, blew up, all her crew except two perishing.



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