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JUNON (38) The French LA BELLONE taken on 6 December 1810 at the capture of Mauritius by the squadron under Vice Ad. BERTIE.
Broken up in 1817.

  • 1812 Capt. James SANDERS, 09/1812, to Halifax. She cruised off the Chesapeake and captured several prizes at the outbreak of the American war and led Sir John WARREN's squadron into the bay when the blockade was first instituted. BELVIDERA, JUNON, STATIRA and LAURESTINUS continued the blockade in February 1813 under Capt. George BURDETT in MAIDSTONE. The boats of the first three, with those of MAIDSTONE, captured the schooner CORA, of 8 guns and 40 men, laden with brandy, wine, silks and flints.
  • On 8 February an attack was launched by nine boats of the squadron on the American armed schooner, LOTTERY, from Baltimore, which was sailing for Bordeaux with a cargo of coffee, sugar and logwood. With six 12-pound carronades mounted and 28 men she put up a stiff resistance, but had the captain and 18 men dangerously wounded.
    JUNON had two men wounded, one of them severely.
  • On 20 June JUNON, in the company of NARCISSUS and BARROSSA, was attacked by 15 American gunboats at the entrance to the Norfolk River. Due to the shallow water JUNON was unsupported during an action lasting three hours and lost 2 men killed and three wounded. Several of the enemy were disabled and the whole forced to retreat.
  • The following month JUNON was employed blockading Delaware Bay with Capt. SENHOUSE of MARTIN under his orders. On the 29th. MARTIN grounded on the outer ridge of the Crow's Shoal, about two and a half miles from the beach, on a falling tide. The water became so shallow that it was necessary to prop her up. Eight American gunboats and two block vessels came out and anchored one and a half miles off MARTIN's beam at a distance of about three miles from the frigate, which could approach no closer, and opened fire. MARTIN's carronades could not reach, so Capt. SENHOUSE re-positioned his two 9-pounders and they exchanged fire for about two hours without injury to MARTIN.
    JUNON launched four boats containing 100 officers and men under Lieut. Philip WESTPHAL, and they joined with 40 officers and men in three of MARTIN's boats to attack one gun boat which had become separated from the rest She was soon boarded and overpowered but the carriage for her long 32-pounder was broken in the last discharge so they were unable to use it against the others. The British boats lost 3 killed and 4 wounded. The boats and their prize drifted some distance off with the tide and it was feared that the Americans would renew their attack on the now weakened MARTIN. Instead they beat up towards their station near the mouth of the river and allowed her to float free.
  • On 13 September ill health forced Capt. SANDERS to exchange into the SYBILLE frigate and return home.
  • 1814 Capt. Clotworthy UPTON, Halifax.
  • 1816 Capt. James H. TAIT, Jamaica. He removed to PIQUE but had to resign due to ill health in March 1817.
  • JUNON was broken up at Deptford in February 1817.

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