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Action off Porqueroiles

31st August 1810
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Battle of Mauritius 23.8.1810
Next action : Capture of the Africaine 12.9.1810

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Repulse (74) 1803-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HallidayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
Philomel (16) 1806-1817
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Gardiner Henry GuionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
 

Notes on Action


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On August 31st 1810, the Philomel, 18, Commander Gardiner Henry Guion, while endeavouring to prevent the passage of two storeships from Bandol to Toulon, was threatened with capture by a division of the French fleet which stood out as before to cover the approach. Repulse, 74, Captain John Halliday, with the greatest bravery and coolness, interposed between the British sloop and three French 40-gun frigates which, closely supported by several ships of the line, were attempting to cut off the Philomel; and, after a quarter of an hour's firing, he forced them to retire.


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