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Action of 1812-04-16

16th April 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action off Dieppe 27.3.1812
Next action : Attack on Malaga 29.4.1812

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pilot (16) 1807-1828
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John Toup NicolasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1850
no casualties
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On April 16th, being off the town of Policastro, in Campania, the Pilot, 18, Commander John Toup Nicolas, discovered nine coasting vessels hauled up on the beach. Having anchored close in, and opened fire in order to drive off any troops that might be in the immediate neighbourhood, she sent in her boats, under Lieutenant Alexander Campbell; and, in face of some slight resistance, brought off all the craft without casualty. On the 28th, the same sloop fell in with a large convoy protected by several gun-vessels; but, as it was quite calm, she could not manoeuvre, and they escaped.


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