Attack at Marie Galante

17th October 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1809-08-14 14.8.1809
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

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

Notes on Action

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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