Capture of the Mamelouk

10th December 1810
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of Mauritius 29.11.1810 - 3.12.1810
Next action : Landing at Palamos 13.12.1810


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Rosario (10) Booty Harvey5 wounded

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Mamelouck (16) Norbez Laurence7 wounded Captured

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.



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