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) John Miller Adye (d.1817), George Bentham (1787-?), George Bentham (1787-?)4 killed, 11 wounded
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Sans Souci (14) Jules Jacobs8 killed, 10 wounded Captured
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
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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