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Honour - 'Echo' 1810


Date - 26-April
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description The action took place about 10 miles north of Batavia. (Present day Jakarta, Indonesia)

At daybreak on the 26-April HMS Sylvia sighted three armed brigs accompanied by two smaller transports near Edam Island heading for Batavia. She set out in pursuit and attacked the rearmost brig. After a 20 minute battle the Dutch Echo was captured. The two other brigs succeeded in reaching the safety of the batteries at Onroost. But the two transports were captured.

Sylvia lost 4 killed and 3 wounded and Echo lost 3 killed and 7 wounded.

 

 
 
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This page last edited - 28 March, 2013.

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