Bombardment of Algiers order of battle

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This is a listing of the fleets that participated in the Bombardment of Algiers on August 27, 1816.[1][2]

Allies[edit]

British[edit]

Ship Guns Commander Casualties Notes
Killed Wounded
Queen Charlotte 104 Flagship of Adm. Edward Pellew, Baron Exmouth
Capt. James Brisbane
8 131 First-rate Ship of the line
Impregnable 98 Rear-Adm. David Milne
Capt. Edward Brace
50 160 Second-rate Ship of the line
Albion 74 Capt. John Coode 3 15 Third-rate Ship of the line
Minden 74 Capt. Joseph Prior 7 37 Third-rate Ship of the line
Superb 74 Capt. Charles Ekins 8 84 Third-rate Ship of the line
Leander 50 Capt. Edward Chetham-Strode 17 118 Fourth-rate Ship of the line
Glasgow 40 Capt. Hon. Anthony Maitland 10 37 Frigate
Severn 40 Capt. Hon. Frederick William Aylmer 3 34 Frigate
Granicus 36 Capt. William Furlong Wise 16 42 Frigate
Hebrus 36 Capt. Edmund Palmer 4 15 Frigate
Heron 18 Capt. George Bentham - - Brig-sloop
Mutine 18 Cdr. James Mould Brig-sloop
Prometheus 18 Cdr. William B. Dashwood - - Brig-sloop
Britomart 10 Cdr. Robert Riddle - - Brig-sloop
Cordelia 10 Cdr. William Sargent - - Brig-sloop
Beelzebub 10 Cdr. William Kempthorn 1 3 Bomb w/two mortars
Fury 10 Cdr. Constantine Richard Moorsom - - Bomb w/two mortars
Infernal 12 Cdr. Hon. George James Perceval 2 17 Bomb w/two mortars
Hecla 12 Cdr. William Popham - - Bomb w/two mortars
Express[3] 4 - - - Advice boat tender to Revenge

Also the "Battering Flotilla", under the command of Capt. Frederick Thomas Michell, and comprising 55 vessels; gun-boats, mortar-boats, launches with carronades, rocket-boats, barges, and yawls.

Other British[edit]

Although James lists these three vessels as leaving England with the flotilla for Algiers, none actually served there.

Ship Guns Commander Notes
Saracen 18 Cdr. Alexander Dixie Brig-sloop. Left behind at Gibraltar. Although James refers to Saracen in his account of the preparations for the bombardment, he is in error. By 1816 Commander Alexander Dixie was no longer in command of Saracen, and she was at Bermuda.
Satellite 18 Capt. James Murray Brig-sloop. This was probably the vessel left behind at Gibraltar, with Saracen being a typographical mistake for Satelite
Jasper 10 Cdr. Thomas Carew Brig-sloop. Only as far as Gibraltar, then returning home with dispatches.

Netherlands[edit]

Ship Guns Commander Casualties Notes
Killed Wounded
Amstel 44 Capt. Willem Augustus van der Hart 4 6 Frigate
Diana 44 Capt. Petrus Zievogel 6 22 Frigate
Frederica 44 Capt. Jakob Adrian van der Straaten - 5 Frigate
Melampus 44 Vice-adm. Jonkheer Theodorus Frederik van Capellen
Capt. Antony Willem de Man
3 15 Frigate, flagship
Dageraad 36 Capt. Johannes Martinus Polders - 4 Frigate
Eendragt 20 Capt. Jan Frederik Christiaan Wardenburg - - Corvette

Algiers[edit]

Ship Guns Notes
Ciotat 40 French frigate
4 Frigates 44 1 scuttled, the rest burnt?
5 Corvettes 24-30 Burnt?
30-40 Gunboats and Mortar vessels Burnt?
55 Others?

Citations and references[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17173. pp. 1789–1793. 15 September 1816.
  2. ^ James (1837), Vol. 6, pp.398–408.
  3. ^ Anon. (1941), p.332, Fn. 1.
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