Capture of the Trave

21st October 1813
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Destruction of the Filibustier 13.10.1813
Next action : Surrender of Cattaro 5.1.1814


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Eurotas (38)  
Andromache (36) George Tobin (1768-1838)2 wounded
Achates (16) Isaac Hawkins Morrisonno casualties

Empire Français

Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Trave (40)  1 killed, 27 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

On October 21st 1813, the Achates, 16, Commander Isaac Hawkins Morrison, fell in with the Trave, and made sail in chase. The brig pluckily engaged the frigate, but finally lost her in a squall at night. On the afternoon of the 23rd the Trave encountered the Andromache, 36, Captain George Tobin, and sustained a running fight with her for about an hour, hauling down her colours as the Eurotas, 38, Captain John Phillimore, approached from the N.E. The Andromache lost only 2 wounded, including Lieutenant Thomas Dickinson. The Trave had 1 killed and 25 wounded, besides 2 wounded in the fight with the Achates, which had no one hurt.

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