1816 - Battle of Algiers


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1816 England and the Barbary States 406

ships laid down with the requisite accuracy. Nor could we rely upon any of the few plans that have been published, having discovered mistakes in every one of them.

Now for the account of casualties sustained on the part of the assailants. The Queen-Charlotte had seven seamen and one marine killed, three lieutenants (George Morison King, John Sampson Iago, and Frederick John Johnston, the latter mortally), one secretary to the admiral (Joshua Grimes), one captain of marine-artillery (Charles Frederick Burton), one lieutenant of marines (Patrick Robertson), her boatswain (William Maxwell), five midshipmen (George Markham, Henry Campbell, Edward Hibbert, Edward Stanley, and Robert Hood Baker), one secretary's clerk (Samuel Colston), 82 seamen, 24 marines, two marine artillery, five sappers and miners, and four boys wounded ; Impregnable, one midshipman (John Hawkins), 37 seamen, 10 marines, and two boys killed, one master's mate (George Nepean Wesley), one midshipman (Henry Quinn), 111 seamen, 21 marines, nine sappers and miners, and 17 boys * wounded ; Superb, one master's mate (Thomas Howard), one midshipman (Robert C. Bowen), three seamen, two marines, and one rocket-troop killed, her captain (slightly), three lieutenants (Philip Thicknesse Horn, John M'Dougall, and George W. Gunning), two midshipmen (William Sweeting and John Hood Wolseley), 62 seamen, 14 marines, and two marine-artillery wounded ; Minden, five seamen and two marines killed, one master's mate (Charles Calmady Dent), one midshipman (Charles G. Grubb), 26 seamen, and nine marines wounded ; Albion, one assistant-surveyor (Thomas Mends), one midshipman (John Jardine), and one seamen killed, her captain (severely), one midshipman (John Harvey, mortally), 10 seamen, and three marines wounded; Leander, one captain of marines (James Willson), one lieutenant of marines (George Baxter), three midshipmen (--------- Lowdon, Richard Calthrop, and P. G. Hanwall), 11 seamen, and one marine killed, two lieutenants (Henry Walker and John Stewart Dixon), five midshipmen (Edward Aitchison, William Cole, Dawson Mayne, Henry Sturt, and George Dixon), one clerk (William W. Pickett), 69 seamen, 25 marines, four boys, and 12 supernumeraries wounded ; Severn, two seamen and one marine killed, five midshipmen (James Foster, arm amputated, Charles Caley, William Ferror, Daniel M'Neale Beatty, and William A. Carter), 25 seamen, three marines, and one boy wounded; the Glasgow, nine seamen and one marine killed, one lieutenant (Edmund Williams Gilbert), her master

* An extraordinary number to suffer on board one ship. It is perhaps full as extraordinary that, out of a total of 210 persons killed and wounded, three only should be officers : this is partly accounted for by the havoc which the bursting of the shell caused among the sailors on the main or third deck ; but the small proportion of officers, with even those 50 men deducted, is surprising.

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