Honour - 'Admiral Jawl' 1808

Date - 02-March
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

Description The action took place about 20 miles north east of Flamborough Head, in the North Sea.

HMS Sappho encountered an armed brig flying English colours which was steering as if to cut off several merchant vessels. She gave chase and at 1330hrs the vessel the Admiral Jawl hoisted Dutch colours and opened fire on the Sappho.

Sappho closed and began a close action which lasted 30 minutes when the Dutchman struck her colours.

The Admiral Jawl lost 2 killed, and Sappho lost 2 wounded.


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