Honour - 'Manly' 1809
The action took place in the North Sea during heavy weather.
At daybreak 53º30'N 3ºE HMS Onyx (80gun) sighted a sail to the south. The battle began at 0800Hrs and at 1030hrs having received heavy damage the Dutch Manly (12-gun) struck her colours.
Manly lost 5 killed and 6 wounded out of 94 aboard. Onyx lost 3 wounded.
Manly was originally British, having been captured by the Dutch three years before.
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