Wasp vs Reindeer

28th June 1814
Part of : The War of 1812 (1812 - 1814)
Previous action : Epervier vs Peacock 29.4.1814
Next action : Operations in the Potomac 8.1814


United States of America

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Wasp (22) Johnston Blakely (d.1815) 5 killed, 21 wounded

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Reindeer (16) William Manners (d.1814) Captured 25 killed, 42 wounded

Notes on Action

Wasp's casualties


Timothy Stevens, Thomas R. Peel, seamen; Joseph Vurse, Thomas Knight, John Brown, ordinary seamen.


Henry S. Langdon, midshipman, dangerously; Frank Torean, midshipman, dangerously; John Swett, master's mate, slightly; William Thompson, boatswain's mate, severly; John Dick, qr. master, do.; Nathl. Seamann, seaman, do.; Jotham Perkins, do. dangerously (since dead); William Preston, do. slightly; Charles Green, do. dangerously (since dead); Charles Clinton, do. slightly; Andrew Passenger. do. severly; John Rowe, do. slightly; Joseph Atkins, do. dangerously (since dead); Robert Lowther, do, slightly; Morrel Roberts, do. do. Robert Javis, a. seaman, severly; Henry Herbert, do. dangerously; Simon Cassalis, do. severly; John C. Thurston. do. dangerously; Caleb Wheedon, do. severly; John Ball, boy, dangerously (since dead)

Reindeer's casualties

KilledWilliam Manners, esq. commander; John Thos. Barton, and 23 petty officers and seamen


Thos. Chambers, 1st lieut.; Richard Jones, master and forty petty officers and seamen.

N.B. More than half the wounded were in consequence of the severity and extent of their wounds, put on board a Portuguese brig called the Lisbon Packet, on the third day after the action, to wit, 1st July, bound to Plymouth, England.



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