Action of 1809-08-14

14th August 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Walcheren Expedition 28.7.1809 - 12.1809
Next action : Attack at Marie Galante 17.10.1809

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Otter (16) Nesbit Josiah Willoughby1 killed, 1 wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionBWAS-1793
On August 14th, the Otter, 18, Commander Nisbet Josiah Willoughby, discovered three French vessels at anchor under the batteries of Riviere Noire, in Mauritius, and sent in her boats at night, under Lieutenant John Burns, to cut them out. One of the three vessels was boarded and carried; but the alarm was given, and the batteries opened a heavy fire. The prize was found to be so firmly secured to the shore that she could not be brought off, and had to be abandoned. The British boats then retired, with a loss of 1 killed, 1 wounded.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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