Attack on Fort Bowyer

15th September 1814
Part of : The War of 1812 (1812 - 1814)
Previous action : Battle of Lake Champlain 11.9.1814
Next action : Action of 1814-09-26 26.9.1814


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

British Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Carron (20) Robert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)
Hermes (20) Philip Browne (1772-?), William Henry Percy Burnt
Sophie (16) Nicholas Lockyer (1781-1847)
Childers (16) John Brand Umfreville

Notes on Action

On September 15th, 1814, the Hermes, 20, Captain the Hon. Henry William Percy, Carron, 20, Captain the Hon. Robert Churchill Spencer, and 18-gun brig-sloops Sophie, Commander Nicholas Lockyer, and Childers, Commander John Brand Umfreville, with a land force of about two hundred men, made an attack on Fort Bowyer, at Mobile Point. The attack failed completely. The carronades of the ships were unfit for such a contest, and no damage was done to the fort, while the Hermes grounded and was burnt, and the assailants were repulsed, losing about eighty men all told

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