HMS 'Scourge' capturing the 'Sansculotte', 13 March 1793 by Thomas Yates

HMS 'Scourge' capturing the 'Sansculotte', 13 March 1793

Thomas Yates

Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 240gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • by cm including border ( by in)
    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

Image information

Add to wishlist

HMS 'Scourge' capturing the 'Sansculotte', 13 March 1793

On 1 February 1793 France declared war on Britain and Holland and by 11 February Britain had also declared war on France. On the 9 March 1793, the gun-brig 'Scourge' set out to sea from anchorage at Spithead to cruise for a month in the Channel. Having been despatched to sea in a great hurry, after receiving somewhat extensive repairs at the dockyard, she was not fully prepared. Not all her guns were mounted, and she did not have her full complement of crew and some of those she did have were inexperienced. War with France had just been once more declared, the various dockyards were busy night and day preparing and turning out ships for service, and the officers were glad to get hold of almost any class of men for their ships, provided only that they were strong and able-bodied. On 13 March 1793 the British 16-gun brig-sloop 'Scourge' commanded by Captain George Brisac was to the west of Scilly. With a crew of only 70 men and boys instead the usual 90, she was under complement and also light on fire power. She fell in with the French privateer 'Sans-Culotte' which had considerably more guns and a larger crew. After a fight that lasted three hours and in which the French boarded the 'Scourge' but were repelled, the English ship was victorious and took the 'Sans-Culotte' as a prize. The French lost nine men with 20 wounded, but the 'Scourge' lost only one man with one wounded. The next day she sailed it to Plymouth.
Lt. Thomas Yates

  • Image reference: BHC0462

Discover more

More by this artist

Thomas Yates

Search for similar images

Our prints

We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.