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Action of 1811-07-21

21st July 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action off Cape Sicie 19.7.1811
Next action : Action in the Indramayo 31.7.1811

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Thames (32) 1805-1816
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Granville George WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1841
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Charles John NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1853
Cephalus (16) 1807-1830
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Sir Augustus William James CliffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1860
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On July 21st, the Thames, 32, Captain Charles Napier, joined the Cephalus, off Porto del Infreschi, into which the latter had, on the previous day, driven a French convoy of 26 sail, of which 11 were gunboats, mounting among them 13 guns. The Cephalus, followed by the Thames, stood in, anchored, and opened fire, being replied to by the gunboats, a round tower on shore, and a body of troops. The opposition was, however, soon silenced; and the boats, under Clifford, then took possession of the convoy, while the Marines, under Lieutenant David M'Adams, E.M., landed and stormed the tower, capturing 80 prisoners. The only loss was 4 wounded.


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Tuesday 11th of May 2021 16:22Steve lockhart
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