Action near Studtland

22nd July 1810 - 23rd July 1810
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : The Capture of Reunion 6.7.1810 - 8.7.1810
Next action : Action of 1810-07-25 25.7.1810


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Belvidera (36) Richard Byron (1769-1837)
Nemesis (28) William Ferris


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Thor (8)   Captured
Balder (8)   Captured

Notes on Action

On July 22nd, three Danish gun-vessels, the Balder, 8, Thor, 8, and another, were discovered in a deep bay near Studtland, on the coast of Norway, by the Master of the Belvidera, 36, who had been sent in by Captain Richard Byron to take soundings. On the following morning Byron despatched seven boats from his ship, and from the Nemesis, 28, Captain William Ferris, under Lieutenants Samuel Nisbett, William Henry Bruce, Thomas Hodgskins, and Marmaduke Smith, to capture or destroy the gunboats. Under a heavy fire, but without loss, the service was accomplished, the Balder and Thor being taken, and the remaining craft being burnt.

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