Recent updates


Recent Comments

Wizard vs Requin

10th May 1808 - 14th May 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1808-05-07 7.5.1808
Next action : Action at Bergen 15.5.1808

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Wizard (16) 1805-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
1 killed, 5 wounded
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Requin (16) 1806-1808
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
C. E. BerarFrench
Naval Sailor
Unknown
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On May 10th, the Wizard, 16, Commander Abel Ferris, sighted and chased, to the south of Toulon, the Requin, 16, Commander C. E. Berar, and, after a long pursuit, engaged her in close action on the morning of the llth. The Requin fired high and inflicted sufficiently severe injuries to be able to draw away from her adversary. The British crew refitted their ship, and, on the morning of the 12th, were near enough to the Requin to open a long range fire. The firing killed the breeze, and the Requin drew ahead once more; but the Wizard stuck to her enemy all the 12th and 13th, now gaining and now losing ground, and exchanging shots whenever near enough for the guns to carry. On the 14th, however, the Requin entered the neutral harbour of Goletta in Tunis, and the pursuit ceased, having continued through 88 hours over 369 miles of sea. The Requin was ultimately taken on July 28th, to the north of Corsica, on her way back from Tunis to Toulon, by the Volage, 22, Captain Philip Lewis J - Rosenhagen, after a long chase. The Wizard's total loss was 1 killed and 5 wounded; the Requin's is unknown.


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 7th of May 2021 08:49Joop Sluis
British Merchant east indiaman 'Welcome' (1686) 1686-1688
British Merchant East Indiaman
Friday 7th of May 2021 08:41Patricia Morgan
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
Tuesday 4th of May 2021 14:59C. Boveland
Thomas BaddisonBritish
Privateer
Service 1756
Tuesday 4th of May 2021 14:48C. Boveland
James DewarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747
Monday 3rd of May 2021 12:00B. J. Pryor
British Merchant packet 'General Wall' (1759) 1759-1761
British Merchant Packet