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Honour - 'Nereide' 1797


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

 
Description The action took place about 180 miles west of Ushant at 48 58'N 8 4' W.

About HMS Phoebe 1000hrs sighted a sail coming towards her and at 1130hrs began a chase. Eventually at 2100hrs the action began and at 2245hrs Nereide surrendered.

Nereide suffered 20 killed and 53 wounded out of 330 aboard, and Phoebe lost 3 killed and 10 wounded out of 261 aboard.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Phoebe         
         
 
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