Action of 1811-06-27

27th June 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Guadeloupe (16) Joseph Swabey Tetley1 killed, 10 severely wounded
 

Empire Français

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Tactique (18)  
La Guèpe (8)  
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
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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