Honour - 'Athalante' 1804
This boat service action took place in the Vlie roads in the Netherlands.
On the 28-March during a reconnaissance of the Vlie passage into the Texel HMS Scorpion found 2 Dutch brig-corvettes at anchor in the road.
Scorpion could not attack due to the shoals around the entrance. So on 31-March, five boats from Beaver and Scorpion, comprising 60 men left Scorpion at 2130hrs intending to attack the Athalante.
They arrived alongside their target at 2330hrs and began boarding. After a short attack the Athalante was taken.
Athalante lost 4 killed and 11 wounded out of 76 aboard. The attackers lost 5 wounded.
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