Honour - Tamatave 1811

Date - 20-May
Conflict - Napoleonic War 1803 - 15
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions

Description A squadron of 3 x 40-gun French frigates comprising Renommee, Clorinde and Nereide, encountered a British squadron of 3 x 36-gun frigates plus 1 sloop, off Foul Point, North of Tamatave, Madagascar.

Galatea was badly damaged but when the French commander - Commodore Roquefort, was killed, Renommee struck her colours.

Nereide escaped into Tamatave but surrendered a few days later.

Clorinde escaped and eventually reached Brest.

HM Ships
Astraea  Galatea  Phoebe  Racehorse   
This page last edited - 11 August, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.