Honour - GLUCKSTADT 1814

Date - 05-January
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

Description The action took place up the Elbe estuary in North West Germany.

In October 1813 a small British squadron under Captain Sir Arthur Farquhar co-operated with Russian forces to silence French heavy gun batteries at Cuxhaven at the mouth of the Elbe estuary. The squadron then moved up the Elbe and assisted Swedish forces in bombarding the important fortress at Gluckstadt. This was captured on 05-January after a blockade of 16 days and a bombardment of 6 days.

In addition to the bombardment some seamen and marines also operated on shore during the action.

The British lost 3 killed and 16 wounded.


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