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Surrender of Guipanna and Mezzo

17th June 1813 - 22nd July 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Attack at Chiliodromia 5.6.1813
Next action : Attack on Fiume 3.7.1813


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Saracen (16) 1812-1819
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John HarperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1818
Weazle (16) 1805-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
James BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814

Notes on Action

On June 17th 1813, Commander John Harper, of the Saracen, 18, with Lieutenant William Holmes and Lieutenant (R.M.) Edward Hancock, and boats containing 40 men, effected a landing on the island of Giuppana, off the Dalmatian coast, and, after some skirmishing, made himself master of the place, capturing 36 prisoners, and the commandant of Giuppana and the neighbouring island of Mezzo. No one of the attacking party received more than trivial wounds. Mezzo itself was taken by the Saracen, and Weazel, 18, Commander James Black, on July 22nd.

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