Action of 1811-06-27

27th June 1811
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Alacrity vs Abeille 26.5.1811
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Great Britain

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

République française

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

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.


TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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