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Type: French frigate ; Armament 32
28 May 1803 Embuscade, 32 - captured by the 100-gun ship Victory, on passage to Gibraltar. (Vol iii, Appendix No 23)
28th of May, 1803 (Vol iii - page 183)
Expecting, probably, that the Victory would not be detained by Admiral Cornwallis, Lord Nelson continued on board the Amphion, in preference to removing to a larger ship. Within forty hours after the Amphion had, as already stated, separated from the Victory, the latter fell in with the Channel fleet, and, after a stay of scarcely two hours, was permitted to proceed on her passage to the Mediterranean. On the 28th of May, in latitude 45° 40' north, longitude 6° 10' west, Captain Sutton was fortunate enough to fall in with and capture the French 32-gun frigate Embuscade (late British Ambuscade *), Captain Jean-Baptiste-Alexis Fradin, 30 days from Cape-Francois, bound to Rochefort, with not the whole of her guns mounted, and with a crew of only 187 men.