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Action of 1803-06-14

14th June 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Attacks on Boulogne 4.8.1801 - 16.8.1801
Next action : Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago 21.6.1803 - 1.7.1803


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Immortalite (42) Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)
Jalouse (18) Christopher Strachey (1778-?)
Cruizer (16) John Hancock

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Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Inabordable (4)   Captured
Le Commode (4)   Captured

Notes on Action

In the morning of June 14th 1803, the Immortalite, 36, Captain Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, Cruiser, 18, Commander John Hancock, and Jalouse, 18, Commander Christopher Strachey, chased on shore under batteries near Cape Blanc Nez the French gun-vessels Inabordable, 4, and Commode, 4. When the tide permitted, the Cruiser and Jalouse stood in, and, anchoring with springs on their cables, engaged and silenced the batteries, after which the boats of the squadron boarded and brought off both vessels, losing only one person wounded.


TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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