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Artic Squadron 1806


Fleet Commander
Amand LeducFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1774-1816
E-WIKI
Fleet Formed28.3.1806E-WIKI
Fleet Disbanded9.1806E-WIKI

ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Le Néarque (16) 1804-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
28.3.180628.3.1806
JourdainFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1806
Captured
La Guerrière (38) 1799-1806
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
28.3.180612.6.1806 Captured
Sirène (40) 1795-1825
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1795 Renamed "Sirène"
28.3.18069.1806
Amand LeducFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1774-1816
Fleet disbanded
La Revanche (40) 1795-1818
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
28.3.18069.1806
Alexandre LambertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1806
Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1806/03/28

Upon departure from Lorient , it became evident that Néarque was a far worse sailer than the frigates and that she could not follow . Leduc detached her so that she would carry out her orders independently , but she was captured almost immediately by HMS Niobé .

 
1806/03/28
Le Néarque (16) 1804-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
left the fleet
 
1806/06/12

A gale split "Guerrière" from her consorts .

 
1806/06/12
La Guerrière (38) 1799-1806
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
left the fleet
 
1806/07/18

On 18 , Blanche spotted Guerrière and gave chase . Guerrière had already suffered 36 fatalities to scurvy , and had 80 more sick aboard . Captain Hubert thus decided to refuse the engagement and attempted to elude Blanche , but she caught on the next day and Guerrière struck her colours .

 
1806/08/02

On 2 August 1806 "Revanche" , capitaine de frégate Lambert and "Sirène" , capitaine de frégate Le Duc , captured the Greenland whalers "Holderness" , Swan , master, and "Blenheim" , Welburn , master , both of and for Hull . They burnt their captures .

 
1806/09

Leduc's division returned to Île-de-Bréhat   in September 1806, Saint-Malo being blockaded . It had destroyed or captured 38 British merchantmen and whalers , and one Russian whaler .

 

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