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Action of 1811-06-27

27th June 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Alacrity vs Abeille 26.5.1811
Next action : Action of 1811-07-04 4.7.1811 - 5.7.1811


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Guadeloupe (16) 1809-1814
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Joseph Swabey TetleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1812
1 killed, 10 severely wounded

Empire Français

Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Tactique (18) 1811-1811
French 18 Gun
La Guèpe (8) 1811-1811
French 8 Gun

Notes on Action

On June 27th, the Guadeloupe, 16, Commander Joseph Swabey Tetley, being off Cape de Creus on the north-east coast of Spain, chased two strange sail, which proved to be the Tactique, 18, and Guepe, 8. At about 12.40 P.M. a spirited action opened; and, fifty minutes later, the Tactique made an ineffectual and costly attempt to board. Soon afterwards, two batteries near the town of St. Andre began to annoy the Guadeloupe; but close action was continued until 2.15 P.M., when both Frenchmen, having had enough of it, bore up and stood in-shore for protection. The British sloop had 1 killed and 10 severely wounded, and was much cut about aloft. It is alleged that the Tactique had no fewer than 11 killed and 48 wounded.

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