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Action of 1810-02-09

9th February 1810
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of Guadeloupe 26.1.1810 - 6.2.1810
Next action : Capture of Santa Maura 21.3.1810 - 16.4.1810

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Rainbow (20) 1809-1815
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
James WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
10 Wounded
Avon (16) 1805-1814
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Henry Tillieux FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
2 killed, 7 wounded
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Néréide (44) 1808-1811
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Jean François LemaresquierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1811
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On February 9th 1810, just after the capture of Guadeloupe by the British, the French frigate Nereide, 40, arrived off Basseterre. She was at once chased by the British squadron lying there, but succeeded in escaping with the loss of a boat which she had sent into the port. On the 13th, however, she was again chased by the Rainbow, 22, Captain James Wooldridge, off San Domingo: and on the 14th, the Avon, 18, Commander Henry Tillieux Fraser, joined in the chase. In the afternoon the Nereide turned on the Rainbow, engaged her in close action, and reduced her sails and rigging to a wreck. The Avon came up and was treated in much the same manner. Leaving her two antagonists in very damaged condition, the Nereide returned to Brest without further incident. The British loss was 10 wounded in the Rainbow, and 2 killed and 7 wounded in the Avon.


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