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Bombardment of Dieppe

14th September 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1803-08-29 29.8.1803 - 30.8.1803
Next action : Capture of the Ressource 26.10.1803

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Immortalite (42) 1798-1806
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Edward William Campbell Rich OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
Perseus (10) 1776-1805
British 10 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John MelhuishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1804
Explosion (10) 1797-1807
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
James MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1803
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Robert PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1804
 

Notes on Action


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On September 14th, at 8 A.M., the Immortalite, 36, Captain Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, Perseus, bomb, Commander John Melhuish, and Explosion, bomb, Commander Robert Paul, ventured to bombard the Dieppe batteries and seventeen vessels, chiefly building, that lay in the port. They continued the fire until about 11.30 A.M., setting fire to the town in three places; and then, proceeding to St. Valery-en-Caux, where six other vessels were constructing, and off which place they arrived at 3 P.M., threw shells into the place for an hour. It is doubtful whether very much damage was done, but Captain Owen's loss was slight one missing and five wounded.


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