Action of 9th September 1806

9th September 1806
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Chase of the Vétéran 26.8.1806
Next action : Destruction of the Impétueux 14.9.1806

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Constance (22) Alexander Saunderson Burrowes (d.1806)
Sharpshooter (12) John Goldie
Strenuous (12) John Nugent (1782-?)
 

Allied (Empire Français & Malta)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Salamandre (26)  
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN5
On September 9th, the Constance, 22, Captain Alexander Saunderson Burrowes, Sharpshooter, 14, Lieutenant John Goldie, and Strenuous, 14, Lieutenant John Nugent, whilst cruising off St. Malo, sighted the French ship Salamandre, 26, armed en flute, on her way from St. Malo to Brest with ship-timber. The Salamandre, having no chance against the squadron, precipitately ran ashore to the east of Cape Frehel. There she had the help of a battery ashore, and of a number of troops on the beach. Owing to the strength of her position, the three British vessels were unable to send their boats in to destroy her. They considered that she must beat to pieces on the reefs, and they withdrew. No sooner, however, were they gone than she got afloat again and returned to St. Malo.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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