Honour - 'Mercure' 1812
The action took place near Piran in the Adriatic.
HMS Weazle was accompanying HMS Victorious in the pursuit of the French ships Rivoli accompanied by Mercure, Lena, Mamelouk and 2 smaller gunboats.
Victorious instructed Weazel to engage the accompanying French escorts while she engaged the French flagship Rivoli.
Weazel engaged the Mercure the rearmost French ship at 0415hrs and after a battle lasting 20 minutes Mercure exploded.
Weazel launched boats to rescue survivors but only three were saved.
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