Action of 23rd April 1808

23rd April 1808
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Action off Rota 4.4.1808
Next action : Action of 1808-05-07 7.5.1808

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Grasshopper (16) Thomas Searle (1777-1849)
Rapid (12) Henry Baugh
 

Notes on Action


NotesTRN5
The Grasshopper, 14, Commander Thomas Searle, and Rapid, 14, Lieutenant Henry Baugh, captured two Spanish gunboats, drove two others ashore, and made prizes of two richly-laden Spanish merchantmen from South America, off Faro in southern Portugal


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