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Capture of the Sans Souci

14th October 1810
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action of 1810-09-27 27.9.1810
Next action : Capture of the César 4.11.1810


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Briseis (10) 1808-1816
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John Miller AdyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
4 killed, 11 wounded

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Sans Souci (14) 1809-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
Jules JacobsFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1810
8 killed, 10 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

On October 14th, in the North Sea, the Briseis, 10, Lieutenant George Bentham (actg. Commander), chased the Franco-Dutch privateer Sans Souci, 14, and, bringing her to action, fought her at close quarters for an hour, the enemy making three ineffectual attempts to board. When the Sans Souci struck she had 8 killed and 10 wounded. The British loss was 4 killed, including master's mate Alexander Gunn and 11 wounded.

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