1799 - Constellation defeats L'Insurgente

Event Summary

Constellation defeats L'Insurgente

Date

February 9, 1799

Description

The larger Constellation, commanded by Thomas Truxtun, defeats the French L'Insurgente, off Nevis in the Caribbean, in Quasi-War with France.

Lecture

Navy/Warfare

Timeline 1

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

640