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Attack on Carlopago

15th May 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Defence of Castro Urdiales 5.1813 - 22.6.1813
Next action : Action of 1813-05-27 27.5.1813


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
4 wounded

Notes on Action

On May llth, Captain William Hoste, of the Bacchante, received information that an enemy's convoy was lying in the Canale di Carlopago, on the coast of Croatia; and he accordingly arrived off the port on the 15th. By that time the convoy had disappeared, but, since the works of Carlopago afforded excellent shelter, he brought up within pistol-shot of the batteries, and opened a heavy fire. Upon the surrender of the place, a party, under Lieutenant Silas Thomson Hood, landed, blew up the fort, destroyed the public buildings, and carried off eight guns. The Bacchante, on this occasion, had 4 men badly wounded.

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