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Aciton of 1807-08-23

23rd August 1807
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Capture of the Frederikscoarn 16.8.1807
Next action : Occupation of Madeira 24.12.1807 - 26.12.1807

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Zebra (8) 1780-1812
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Thomas WhinyatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1815
,
William BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1869
Kite (16) 1805-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Joseph JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
Mutine (16) 1806-1819
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Hew StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
Hebe (16) 1804-1811
British 16 Gun
Hired Ship
Edward EllicottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
Desperate (12) 1805-1814
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
 
Fearless (12) 1804-1812
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1811
Indignant (12) 1805-1811
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Horace PetleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1807
,
George BroadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1809
Pincher (12) 1804-1816
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Sir James AberdourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
Safeguard (12) 1804-1811
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Robert BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1807
Urgent (12) 1804-1816
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Peter RigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1812
Tigress (12) 1804-1808
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
Edward Nathaniel GreenswordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1842
Thunder (8) 1803-1814
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
George CocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1809
Vesuvius (8) 1776-1812
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
Richard ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
,
Richard ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
Aetna (8) 1803-1816
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
William GodfreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1822
 

Notes on Action


DecriptionTRN5

From the 18th to the 21st, when Gambier declared a blockade of Seeland, there were several affairs of no great importance between the British and Danish small craft; and, in the interval, more troops were disembarked, chiefly in Kjobe Bay, and a battery was erected to the north of the city. On the 22nd, while the army was constructing mortar batteries in advance of this work, three Danish prames, each of 20 guns, and all the gun-vessels, made preparations to interrupt the business; and, in order to repel them, a British flotilla, under Captain Peter Puget, of the Goliath, took up a position inside the Trekroner, over the shoals.

At 10 A.M. on the 23rd, these vessels were furiously attacked by the Trekroner, the prames, the gunboats, and all the Danish vessels within range. They returned the fire briskly until 2 P.M., when, being overpowered, they retired, having lost Lieutenant John Woodford (Cruiser), and three. seamen killed, and Lieutenant John Williams (Fearless), seven seamen and five Royal Marines wounded, and having received a considerable amount of damage. The British shore batteries, however, presently drove off the Danish gun-vessels, with a loss of nine killed and twelve wounded.




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