Capture of the Mamelouk
Notes on Action
In the evening of December 10th, the Rosario, 10, Commander Booty Harvey, being off Dungeness, fell in with two large lugger privateers. With remarkable gallantry and decision, Harvey ran his brig between the two, laid himself alongside one, and simultaneously engaged the other with his starboard broadside. A party, under Lieutenant Thomas Daws, boarded and carried the first, which proved to be the Mamelouck, 16, of whose crew of 45, seven were wounded. The other got away, chiefly in consequence of the Rosario losing her jib-boom. The brig had 5 people wounded.