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|Name : Rippon (74)||Christopher Cole (1770-1836)|
|Name : Royalist (16)||James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)||2 killed, 9 wounded|
|Name : Scylla (16)||Colin MacDonald||2 wounded|
|Name : Le Weser (44)||4 killed, 15 wounded Captured|
On September 30th 1813, the Franco-Batavian frigates Trave, 40, and Weser, 40, put to sea from the Texel for a cruise to the Azores. On October 16th, they were separated by a gale which dismasted both of them. On the 18th, the Weser, then off Ushant, making for Brest, was found by the Scylla, 18, Commander Colin M'Donald, which repeatedly hailed, received a broadside, and then made sail ahead.
On the 20th, the Scylla fell in with the Royalist, 18, Commander James John Gordon Bremer; and the two sloops together went in search of the enemy. They discovered her in a few hours, and, at 3.30 P.M. brought her to action. In an hour and a half they were so cut up that they had to haul off to refit; but on the following morning they renewed the action, and the Ripon, 74, Captain Sir Christopher Cole, then nearing, the Weser struck, and was taken possession of by the Royalist. The Scylla had 2 men wounded, and the Royalist, 2 killed and 9 wounded, including Lieutenant James Waring, and Master William Wilson. The Weser had 4 killed and 15 wounded.