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Attack on the harbour of Kovigno

2nd August 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Reduction of San Sebastien 10.7.1813 - 8.9.1813
Next action : Action at Rogoznica 4.8.1813


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Eagle (74) 1804-1926
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1918 Renamed "Eaglet"
Charles CowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1813
Bacchante (38) 1811-1858
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
William HosteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1824
1 wounded

Notes on Action

On the evening of August 2nd, as the Eagle, 74, Captain Charles Rowley, and Bacchante, 38, Captain William Hoste, were standing along the Istrian coast, they discovered a convoy of 21 sail in the harbour of Kovigno. The Bacchante leading, both ships went in and opened a brisk fire on the batteries, which, after some reply, were abandoned; whereupon Hoste landed with seamen and Marines, cleared the town, disabled the guns, and brought out or destroyed the vessels, suffering no greater loss than 1 Marine wounded.

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