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Racoon vs Lodi

11th July 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of the Minerve 3.7.1803
Next action : Capture of the Favori 1.8.1803


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Racoon (16) 1795-1806
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Austin BissellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
1 wounded

République Française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Lodi (10) 1803-1803
French 10 Gun
Unrated Corvette
P. I. TaupierFrench
Naval Sailor
1 killed, 14 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

On July 11th, the Racoon (two 6-prs., and sixteen 18-pr. carronades), Commander Austin Bissell, whilst cruising between the islands of Gonave and San Domingo, discovered the French corvette Lodi, 10 (6-prs.), Lieutenant P. I. Taupier, at anchor off Leogane, with springs on her cables. The Racoon closed to three hundred yards, anchored with springs, and opened fire. After half-an-hour of this, the Lodi cut her cable, and attempted to make off, but the Racoon followed her closely, and speedily compelled her to strike. The Lodi lost 1 killed and 14 wounded; the Racoon only 1 wounded.

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