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Honour - 'Athalante' 1804


Date - 31-March
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description 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.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Beaver  Scorpion       
         
 
This page last edited - 14 July, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.