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Honour - 'Thetis' 1808


Date - 10-November
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Action
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description The action took place near the Isle of Groix.

About 1845hrs gave chase to a sail to the west by south, which was the French frigate Thetis (40-gun).

At 2100hrs Amethyst opened fire with her bow guns and continued to close. At 0020hrs Thetis was boarded and taken.

Thetis suffered 135 killed and 122 wounded 436 aboard, Amethyst 19 killed and 51 wounded out of 261 aboard..

 

 
 
HM Ships
Amethyst         
         
 
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