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|Name : Zebra (8)||Thomas Whinyates, William Bowles (1780-1869)|
|Name : Kite (16)||Joseph James (d.1837)|
|Name : Mutine (16)||Hew Stewart (1780-?)|
|Name : Hebe (16)||Edward Ellicott (d.1847)|
|Name : Desperate (12)|
|Name : Fearless (12)||John Williams (d.1824)|
|Name : Indignant (12)||Horace Petley (d.1826), George Broad|
|Name : Pincher (12)||Sir James Aberdour|
|Name : Safeguard (12)||Robert Balfour|
|Name : Urgent (12)||Peter Rigby|
|Name : Tigress (12)||Edward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)|
|Name : Thunder (8)||George Cocks|
|Name : Vesuvius (8)||Richard Arthur (1779-1854), Richard Arthur (1779-1854)|
|Name : Aetna (8)||William Godfrey (d.1835)|
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.