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Action of 1812-08-31

31st August 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action at Benidorm 10.8.1812 - 12.8.1812
Next action : Action of 1812/09/21 21.9.1812


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Bacchante (38) 1811-1858
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
William HosteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1824

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Tisiphone (3) 1812-1812
French 3 Gun
Unrated Xebec

Notes on Action

On August 31st, Captain William Hoste, of the Bacchante, 38, being at anchor off Rovigno, in Istria, learnt that several vessels laden with timber were in the neighbouring Canale di Leme. That evening, therefore, he sent away five boats, containing 62 officers and men, under Lieutenants Donat Henchy O'Brien and Francis Gostling. Two merchantmen were captured near the mouth of the Canale, and from them O'Brien heard that the craft of which he was in search were protected by a 3-gun xebec and two gunboats. Leaving his prizes under Midshipman Thomas William Langton and 6 men, O'Brien pressed on with the rest of his party, and, without loss, took seven timber ships, besides the xebec Tisiphone, 3, and the two gunboats, one of which mounted 3 guns, and the other, 1

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