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) John West (1774-1862)
Acorn (18) Robert Clephane
Bustard (16) John Duff Markland (1780-1848)

Notes on Action

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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