Attack at Marie Galante

17th October 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1809-08-14 14.8.1809
Next action : Action of 1809-10-21 21.10.1809

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hazard (16) Hugh Cameron (d.1809)
Pelorus (16) Thomas Huskisson
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On October 17th, the Hazard, 18, Commander Hugh Cameron, and Pelorus, 18, Commander Thomas Huskisson, sent in their boats, under Lieutenants James Robertson and Edward Flin, to destroy a privateer which lay secured under the guns of Sainte Marie, Guadeloupe. She was boarded and blown up under a heavy fire, the British losing 6 killed and 9 wounded, many of them by the explosion.


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