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Honour - ALEXANDRIA 1882


Date - 11-July
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - 19th Century Colonial Wars

 
Description The action took place at Alexandria, and was intended to quell anti-Foreign riots which were taking place.

The port and installations were bombarded by the British Mediterranean Fleet, comprising eight armoured ships plus other smaller vessels.

A VC was earned by a gunner on board the flagship Alexandra, when he picked up a live shell and put it into a bucket of water to render it harmless.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Alexandra  Beacon  Bittern  Condor  Cygnet 
Decoy  Hecla  Helicon  Inflexible  Invincible 
Monarch  Penelope  Sultan  Superb  Temeraire 
         
 
This page last edited - 18 November, 2012.

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