Attack on the fort of Samboangon

22nd January 1798
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Attack on Manilla 1.1.1798
Next action : Marechel de Coburg vs Revanche 25.2.1798


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Sybille (38) Edward Cooke (1772-1799)
Fox (32) Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)

Notes on Action

On the 22nd, they [Fox and Sibbylle] attacked the Spanish fort of Samboangon in the Philippines, but after a sharp action were repulsed, with the loss of four killed and fifteen wounded. Visiting Pullock Harbour on the 31st, two seamen were killed by the natives and nine carried off. The latter were afterwards restored.


TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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