Attack at Santa Maura

31st May 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Goldfinch vs Mouche 17.5.1809 - 21.5.1809
Next action : Operations in the Bay of Naples 24.6.1809 - 26.6.1809


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Topaze (32) Anselm John Griffiths (d.1842)1 killed, 1 wounded

Notes on Action

On May 31st, the boats of the Topaze, 36, Captain Anselm John Griffiths, under Lieutenant Charles Hammond, were sent into Demata Bay, in the island of Santa Maura, to cut out nine French and Italian craft which had been observed lying there. The vessels were brought off with the loss of 1 man killed and 1 wounded.


TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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