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Attack at Noli

1st August 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 5th July 1808 5.7.1808
Next action : Capture of the Vsevolod 25.8.1808 - 26.8.1808


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Kent (74) 1798-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Henry GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
Wizard (16) 1805-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812

Notes on Action

On August 1st 1808, the boats of the Kent, 74, Captain Thomas Rogers, and Wizard, 16, Commander William Ferris, were despatched to cut out ten coasters lying close to the Italian town of Noli. The boats, under Lieutenants William Cashman, and Alexander Bisset, reached the coasters, but found them firmly secured to the beach, whereupon they rowed in under a heavy fire from French troops and field-pieces, drove back the troops, and released the vessels. At the same time they captured a French gunboat. The total British loss was only 2 killed. Lieutenants James Lindsay and Fairfax Moresby, besides the officers already mentioned, greatly distinguished themselves in this affair.

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