Honour - 'Echo' 1810
The action took place about 10 miles north of Batavia. (Present day Jakarta,
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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