Action of 1811-05-26

26th May 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pilot (16) John Toup Nicolas (1788-1851)1 wounded

Notes on Action

On May 26th 1811, Commander John Toup Nicolas, of the Pilot, 18, found four settees drawn up on the beach midway between Neto and Lipuda, in the gulf of Taranto, and sent in his boats, under Lieutenants Alexander Campbell, and Francis Charles Annesley, to bring them off. Although covered by the fire of about 150 troops, three of the craft were captured, and one was destroyed, only 1 person being wounded on the British side.

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