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Onyx vs Manly

1st January 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Evacuation at Corunna 1.1809
Next action : Capture of French Guiana by Portuguese forces 6.1.1809 - 12.1.1809


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Onyx (10) 1808-1819
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Charles GillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
3 wounded

Kingdom of Holland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Manly (12) 1805-1809
Dutch 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
 5 killed, 6 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

On January 1st, 1809, the sloop Onyx, 10, Commander Charles Gill, cruising in the North Sea, encountered the Dutch Manly, 16, of superior force, brought her to close action, and, after two and a half hours' fighting in heavy weather, forced her to strike. The Onyx lost only 3 men wounded. The Manly had 5 killed and 6 wounded.

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