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Action off Dieppe

27th March 1812
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Battle of Pirano 22.2.1812
Next action : Action of 1812-04-16 16.4.1812


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Griffin (16) 1808-1819
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
George Barne TrollopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
Rosario (10) 1808-1832
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Booty HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812

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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