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) Charles Cowley
Bacchante (38) William Hoste 1 wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
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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