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Attack at Duino

28th July 1809
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Operations in the Elbe 7.7.1809 - 8.7.1809
Next action : Action of 1809-08-14 14.8.1809

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Excellent (74) 1787-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1858
Acorn (18) 1807-1819
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Robert ClephaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
Bustard (16) 1806-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John Duff MarklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On July 28th, the boats of the Excellent, 74, Captain John West, aided by the Acorn, 18, Commander Robert Clephane, and Bustard, 16, Commander John Duff Markland, entered the harbour of Duino, near Triest, with the object of cutting out a convoy that had taken shelter there. At the same time a party of Marines landed to hold the cliffs round the harbour. The operations were completely successful, six gunboats and ten coasters being brought off with a loss of but 8 wounded.


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