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.


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