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Action of 1746-05-01

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 7 months ago

Action of 1746-05-01

Loch nan Ceall Incident

1st May 1746


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The British Squadron
British Ships of Post Captain Thomas Noel
Ship Name Guns Commander Notes
Greyhound 20 Thomas Noel Fleet Flagship
Baltimore 14 John Armiger
Terror 8 Robert Duff
The French Squadron
French Privateers
Ship Name Guns Commander Notes
Bellone 30
Mars 0

Notes on Action
Description of the Action

From : Christopher Duffy's history of the Jacobite rebellion 'The 45'

On 2nd of May 1746 Captain Thomas Noel brought the sixth rate Greyhound 24, the Baltimore 14 sloop and the Terror 12 bomb vessel to attack the substantial french privateers Le Mars 36 and La Bellone 36 which had been landing arms and gunpowder on the rocky shores of Arisaig, so giving rise to a prolonged duel. The French, as was their custom, concentrated their fire on the masts and rigging, which was a particular danger to the British because the battle was staged so close to the shore. As a result Baltimore and Terror lost most of their mobility at the outset, and the British finally broke off the engagement after the pounding match had lasted six hours.


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Last Updated :2009/07/19 at 16:06:57 by Cy

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