Capture of the Ressource

26th October 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Osprey's boats, Robert Henderson (1778-?)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Osprey (18) George Younghusband (1776-1806)4 wounded
La Ressource (4)  2 killed, 12 wounded Captured
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On October 26th, the Osprey, 18, Commander George Younghusband, cruising off Trinidad, chased a suspicious sail. The weather fell calm, and the stranger, using sweeps, drew away. On this, three of the Osprey's boats were despatched under Lieutenant Robert Henderson to secure the vessel. Henderson outstripped the other boats, and, with only seventeen seamen, boarded and carried the enemy, which proved to be the French privateer Resource, four 4-prs. and forty-three men. The Resource had 2 killed and 12 wounded. Of the British, Henderson and four seamen were wounded.


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