Landing at Sint Maarten

3rd July 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Attack at Santander 22.6.1808
Next action : Action of 5th July 1808 5.7.1808


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Wanderer (18) Edward Crofton
Subtle (10) Charles Nicholson, George Augustus Spearing (1779-1808), Charles Browne (d.1812)
Ballahoo (4) Thomas Murray

Notes on Action

On the night of July 3rd, Commander Edward Lowther Crofton, of the Wanderer, 18, who had with him the Subtle, 4, Lieutenant George Augustus Spearing, and the Ballahou, 4, Lieutenant George Mills, saw fit to land one hundred and thirty-five men, under Lieutenant Spearing, upon the island. The party at first met with trifling loss, and took and spiked six guns in a lower battery, but, ascending to the assault of a fort on higher ground, was met by overwhelming forces and obliged to surrender, after having lost seven killed, including Lieutenant Spearing, and about thirty wounded.

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

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Wednesday 8th of April 2020 13:33CyWilliam Archbold
Wednesday 8th of April 2020 12:59J SeagroveWilliam Archbold
Tuesday 7th of April 2020 22:03Caleb ShawBritish sloop 'Rosamond' (1807) (18)
Monday 6th of April 2020 14:32Nick SerpellBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Vigilant' (1745) (60)
Sunday 5th of April 2020 13:47Peter WarrenMichael Kearny (d.1797)