Capture of Samana

11th November 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of the Thetis 10.11.1808
Next action : Attack on Mahaut 28.11.1808


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Franchise (36) Charles Dashwood (1765-1847)
Daedalus (32)  
Aurora (28) Sir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870), John Duer (d.1816)
Pert (18) William Sumner Hall
Reindeer (16) Peter John Douglas

République française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Guerrier (5)  
L'Exchange (5)  

Notes on Action

On November 11th, the Franchise, 36, Captain Charles Dashwood, Aurora, 28, Daedalus, 32, Reindeer, 16, and Pert, 14, seized the harbour of Samana in San Domingo without opposition, just before the batteries which the French were erecting had been completed. The move was important, as it secured British shipping from the attacks of the privateers, who had always made that place a principal base.

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