Capture of the Favori

1st August 1803
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Racoon vs Lodi 11.7.1803
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hydra (38) George Mundy (1777-1861)

République Française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Favori (4)  

Notes on Action

On August 1st, having prevented a French armed lugger, the Favori, 4, from entering Le Havre, and forced her to haul close to the beach near the mouth of the Touque, Captain George Mundy, of the Hydra, 38, sent his boats under Lieutenant Francis M'Mahon Tracy and Midshipmen John Barclay and George French,, to cut her out or destroy her. As they approached she was abandoned by her people, who, however, joined some troops and took station behind the sandbanks to cover her with their muskets. But in spite of their fire, the Favori was carried off, the British losing no more than one man killed.

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