Attack on Turk's Island

7th March 1783 - 8th March 1783
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action of 1783-02-17 17.2.1783
Next action : 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 20.6.1783


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Albemarle (28) Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)
Drake (14) Charles Dixon (d.1804)

Notes on Action

Learning from prisoners that the French had seized and occupied Turk's Island, Captain John King informed Captain Horatio Nelson of the Albemarle, 28. Reinforced by the Drake, 14, the ships landed one hundred and sixty-seven men on the island under Commander Charles Dixon of the Drake, but the attack was repulsed and the ships lost eight wounded.

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