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Honour - 'President' 1815


Date - 15-July
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - War of 1812

 
Description The action took place about 70 miles south east of Montauk Point, long Island.

HMS Endymion engaged the American ship President in a chase which lasted several hours. HMS Pomone and Tenedos were also part of the same squadron as Endymion but did not engage at this time.

Eventually Endymion lost contact with President then Pomone and Tenedos closed in.

Pomone fired a broadside which missed and President immediately struck her colours at 1130hrs having been beaten during the previous hours chase by Endymion.

President lost 35 killed and 70 wounded out of 465 aboard, Endymion lost 10 killed and 14 wounded out of 346 aboard.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Endymion         
         
 
This page last edited - 08 April, 2013.

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