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Honour - 'Ligurienne' 1800


Date - 21-March
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - French Revolutionary War; 1793-1803

 
Description The action took place of Cape Couronne, near Marseilles.

HMS Peterel encountered a French convoy of about 50 ships close inshore, escorted by the Ligurienne, which was attacked and taken after a battle lasting one and a half hours. When she struck Ligurienne was within 250 yards of the shore.

Peterel then captured two ships of the convoy.

Ligurienne lost 2 killed and 2 wounded, Peterel suffered no casualties.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Peterel        
         
 
This page last edited - 27 July, 2012.

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