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Honour - SAN DOMINGO 1806


Date - 06-February
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description The action took place at Occa Bay at the eastern end of San Domingo in the West Indies.

A French squadron of 5 ships-of-the-line plus 2 frigates and smaller vessels had evaded the blockade at Brest and headed for the West Indies. They were followed by a British squadron of 6 ships-of-the-line plus 2 frigates.

The two squadrons met at San Domingo while the French ships were re-provisioning. During the action which followed 2 French ships-of-the-line were driven ashore and burned to avoid capture, the other 3 were captured and the 2 frigates escaped.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Acasta Agamemnon  Atlas  Canopus  Donegal 
Epervier  Kingfisher  Magicienne  Northumberland  Spencer 
Superb         
         
 
This page last edited - 06 December, 2012.

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