Action of 1808-02-19

19th February 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Occupation of Madeira 24.12.1807 - 26.12.1807
Next action : Taking of the Piemontaise 6.3.1808 - 8.3.1808


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Imperieuse (38) Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872), Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860)


Spanish Gunboats (4 total)
Ship NameCommanderNotes

Notes on Action

In February 1808, the Imperieuse, 38, Captain Lord Cochrane, was directed to harass the French and Spanish coasts to the best of her Captain's ability. Her first exploitdash in amongst four Spanish gunboats which she caught some miles from Cartagena. One was taken, another escaped, and two were sunk

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