Action of 1744/05/09

9th May 1744
Part of : War of the Austrian Succession (1740/12/16 - 1748/10/18)
Previous action : Action of 1744-05-08 8.5.1744
Next action : Bombardment of Porto Bello 6.1744


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Baltimore (14) Edward Rich (c.1720-1753)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Unknown Privateer (4)   Captured

Notes on Action


Report of Admiralty Office, July 3 in the London Gazette

His Majesty's Sloop the Baltimore, commanded by Captain Rich, being upon a cruize on the Coast of Portugal . Captain Rich saw a privateer in Shore, on the 9th of May, to which he gave chace, and run her upon some Rocks . He then sent his boats with his Lieutenant and 38 Men to destroy her, who after a smart fire , drove her Men ashore and took possession of her and got her off from the rocks. She was a Brigantine of four Guns and eight Swivels, and rowed with 30 Oars.


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