Action of 1812/09/21

21st September 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1812-08-31 31.8.1812
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (Royal Navy)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Saracen (16) John Harper
 

Empire Français (Private Owners)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Honorine (16) François David Drosier escape
 

Notes on Action


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Admiralty-Office, September. 26. , 1812.
Extract of a Letter from Captain Harper ,of His Majesty's Sloop  Saracen; to Admiral Sir Richard Bickerton, Bart , dated Spithead, 23d instant
and transmitted by the last mentioned Officer J.W. Croker, Esq.
Whilst proceeding , in pursuance of yours orders of the 21st instant, last evening at sun-set , thick hazy weather , Beachy Head bearing N by W. distant 7 or 8 miles, I observed in the S. S. E. 2 large luggers, in chace of, and very near, 3 deep-laden english vessels.
I instantly made all sail for their protection, and, , after a short but anxious chace, succeeded in capturing Le Courier, French lugger privateer, of 14 guns and 50 men , commanded by Mr Juan and belonging to Calais. The captain, and two of the crew were desperately wounded before they surrendered.
The other lugger , named L'Honorine, of equal force, having got at a great distance whilst securing the one I boarded and dark night comming on , I am sorry it was not in my power to capture but I  completely drove her off the coast . And I have every reason to believe that the 3 vessels , they were in chace of , escaped .



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