Bombardment of Pesaro

23rd April 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of Les Saintes Islands 14.4.1809
Next action : Goldfinch vs Mouche 17.5.1809 - 21.5.1809


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Spartan (38) Jahleel Brenton (1770-1844)
Amphion (32) William Hoste
Mercury (28) Henry Duncan (1786-1835)

Notes on Action

The boats of the Spartan, 38, Captain Jahleel Brenton, Amphion, 32, Captain William Hoste, and Mercury, 28, Captain the Hon. Henry Duncan, supported by those frigates, bombarded the town of Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, and, driving out the French troops, destroyed the castle and carried off every vessel which had not been scuttled by the enemy. All this was achieved without loss. Lieutenants George Wickens Willes. Charles George Rodney Phillott, and William Augustus Baumgardt commanded the various divisions of boats.

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