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Honour - 'Manly' 1809


Date - 01 January
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description The action took place in the North Sea during heavy weather.

At daybreak 5330'N 3E 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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This page last edited - 30 March, 2013.

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