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Goldfinch vs Mouche

17th May 1809 - 21st May 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Bombardment of Pesaro 23.4.1809
Next action : Attack at Santa Maura 31.5.1809

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Goldfinch (10) 1808-1838
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Fitzowen George SkinnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1810
Black Joke (10) 1808-1810
British 10 Gun
Hired Lugger
 
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Mouche (16) 1809-1810
French 16 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
Antoine AllegreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1859
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On May 17th 1809, the Goldfinch, 10, Commander Fitzowen George Skinner, gave chase to the French corvette Mouche, 16, in lat. 44 6 ! N., long. 11 20' W. The Mouche, though greatly superior in force, attempted to avoid an action. She was overtaken on the 18th, but, firing high, inflicted so much injury upon the Goldfinch's masts and sails that she was able to escape. On the 21st, she exchanged some broadsides with the hired armed lugger Black Joke, Lieutenant Moses Cannadey, and entered the Spanish port of Santander, where she was captured on June 10th by the British frigates Amelia, 38, and Statira, 38.


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