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Attack at Laigueglia 2

27th June 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1812-06-15 15.6.1812 - 16.6.1812
Next action : Action of 1812-07-06 6.7.1812 - 7.7.1812

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Patrick CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1830
Imperieuse (38) 1804-1838
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1805 Renamed "Imperieuse"
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
Curacao (36) 1809-1849
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
John TowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
Eclair (16) 1807-1831
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John BellamyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1815
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
A French convoy of 18 vessels, assembled in Laigueglia and Alassio, was attacked on June 27th, by parties from the Leviathan, 74, Captain Patrick Campbell, Imperieuse, 38, Captain the Hon. Henry Duncan, Curacoa, 36, Captain John Tower, and Eclair, 18, Commander John Bellamy. The loss was heavy, amounting to 9 killed and 31 wounded. As the vessels could not be brought off, they were destroyed by the guns of the squadron.


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