DescriptionTRN5 Captain Conway Shipley, of the Nymphe, 36, with the boats of the Nymphe and Blossom; 18, Commander George Pigot, attempted to carry the Garrota, 20, a Portuguese naval vessel which had been seized by the French, and which was lying just above Belem. The boats, when they closed to board, found that the Garrota had the support not only of the guns of Belern Castle, but also of a formidable floating battery. Moreover, the tide was ebbing at the rate of seven knots, so that the men were much exhausted. Shipley was shot dead whilst attempting to gain the Garrota's deck, and fell into the water. His brother Charles, who was not a naval officer, ordered the boat's crew to shove off and pick up the body; and, in attempting to do this, she fouled a cutter and drove her into one of the launches. Owing to this unwarrantable interference, the whole attack fell into confusion; and the boats, unable to row against the tremendous current, retired with 1 killed, besides Shipley, and 2 wounded.