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Attack at Santander

22nd June 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Seagull vs Lougen 19.6.1808
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Cossack (22) 1806-1816
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
George DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1812
Comet (18) 1807-1815
British 18 Gun
Unrated Fireship
Cuthbert DalyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1814

Notes on Action

On June 22nd, the Cossack, 22, Captain Charles George Digby, and Comet, 18, Commander Cuthbert Featherstone Daly, despatched their boats into the Spanish port of Santander, to destroy the forts commanding the harbour, as the French, under General Merle, were approaching the town. With the co-operation of the Spaniards, then thoroughly hostile to France, all the guns in two of the forts were spiked, and further disabled by wedging shot in the chambers, and a magazine of 500 barrels of powder was destroyed. In accomplishing this, two British officers were badly scorched. The French appeared just as the work had been completed.

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