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Capture of the Merinos

13th February 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Southampon vs Heureuse Réunion 2.2.1812
Next action : Action of 1812-02-16 16.2.1812


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Apollo (36) 1805-1856
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Bridges Watkinson TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1799

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Merinos (32) 1812-1812
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Storeship
  Captured 6 killed, 20 wounded

Notes on Action

while off Cape Corso, [the Apollo] sighted and chased the French store-ship Merinos and a corvette. The Merinos, which was pierced for 36 guns, but mounted only twenty long 8-prs., struck, after she had lost 6 killed and 20 wounded. The corvette escaped. The Apollo, although exposed for some time to the fire of works on shore, had no one hurt

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