Actiion of 1801-07-31

31st July 1801 - 1st August 1801
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : The Gut of Gibraltar 12.7.1801
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Sylph (16) Charles Dashwood (1765-1847), Charles Dashwood (1765-1847)1 killed, 9 wounded
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On July 31st, the British brig Sylph, 18, Commander Charles Dashwood, off Santander, was engaged by a large ship of unknown nationality probably a French or Spanish privateer and after eighty minutes' close fighting had to retire. She was not pursued by the strange ship. On August 1st, the Sylph saw her enemy at some distance with her foreyard on the deck, and gave chase, but, by reason of the heavy sea and her own injuries, could not close. The Sylph's loss was one killed and nine wounded.


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