Conway Shipley

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service11.1.1800CSORN
Last Known Service16.4.1808CSORN
Date of Death16.4.1808 - in the TagusBWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
11.1.1800 LieutenantCSORN
19.10.1803 CommanderCSORN
19.10.18034.5.1804Saint Lucia (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.18044.5.1804Hippomenes (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.3.1804 Capture of the Egyptienne 
25.4.18045.5.1804Capture of Surinam 
4.5.1804 CaptainCSORN
4.5.18042.1805Sagesse (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.18067.1807Comus (22), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180716.4.1808Nymphe (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.5.1807 Action at Las Palmas 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 17th of December 2017 22:23

n the Nymphe he accompanied the expedition to Copenhagen in 1807. He was afterwards stationed off the Tagus, where, having taken command of his boats, he was shot through the head while in the act of boarding, on the night of 23 April, 1808, the French corvette La Gavotte of 22 guns and 150 men. He had left his ship with the magnanimous intention of attacking the Carlotta frigate of 44 guns; but in this he was disappointed by the wind failing. Capt. Shipley was, in the most exalted sense, a British hero.

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