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Scylla vs Canonnier

8th May 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Siege of Tarragona 5.5.1811 - 29.6.1811
Next action : President vs Little Belt 16.5.1811


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Scylla (16) 1809-1846
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Sir Arthur AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
Sir Arthur AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
2 killed, 2 wounded

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Canonniere (11) 1811-1811
French 11 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
 6 killed, 11 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

On May 8th, the French gun-brig Canonnier, 11, was proceeding with a convoy of five small craft from Perros-Guirec for Brest, when, being off He de Batz, she was chased by the Scylla, 18, Commander Arthur Atchison. After a brief action, the British boarded, and, in three minutes, carried the enemy, losing only 2 killed and 2 wounded, but causing a loss of 6 killed and 11 wounded. One vessel of the convoy was also taken.

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