Action of 1800-06-09

9th June 1800
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Operation in Quiberon Bay 1.6.1800 - 6.6.1800
Next action : Attack on Dunkirk 7.7.1800

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Kangaroo (16) George Christopher Pulling
Speedy (14) Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860), Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860)
 

Spain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Name Unknown (20)   Sunk
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On June 9th 1800, the Kangaroo, 18, Commander George Christopher Pulling, and Speedy, 14, Commander Lord Cochrane, attacked a Spanish convoy off Oropeso, under the shelter of a Spanish battery, sank a 20-gun xebec and three gunboats, and captured three merchant brigs.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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