DescriptionTRN4 Having repaired her damage [received 1801-07-31], the Sylph, cruising off the coast of Spain on September 28th, again encountered an unknown ship, and fought her for over two hours, when the enemy retired. The Sylph only had one man wounded. According to Dashwood, the stranger was the French Artemise, 40. We may be permitted to feel the gravest doubt as to this. It is impossible to believe that a large and powerful French frigate would have failed to inflict far heavier loss on a small brig if, indeed, she had not captured her. The matter remains a mystery.