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BADGER (4) Dutch hoy Purchased in 1794.
Sold in 1802.

  • 1800 Lieut. Charles Pappa PRICE.
    In July 1795 Capt. Sir Sydney Smith took possession of the two small islands of St. Marcou which lie three or four miles off the French coast near the route between Le Havre and Cherbourg, and garrisoned them with 500 seamen and marines under the command of Lieut. PRICE, who borrowed guns from ships on the station to build batteries consisting of 6 x 24-pdr, 2 x 6-pdr, 4 x 4-pdr, and five carronades, 2 x 32-pdr and 3 x 24-pdr.
    When the islands were attacked on the night of 6 May 1798 by a French force of 5 or 6,000 men in 52 vessels of various types, when a calm prevented British ships coming to their support, Lieut. PRICE and Lieut. Richard BOURNE of SANDFLY, who commanded the other island, drove them off with losses of more than 1200, for the loss of only one man killed and four wounded among the defenders.
    Both lieutenants were promoted to commander.
  • In the spring of 1800 Cdr. PRICE was off St. Marcou with ROSE and DOLPHIN hired cutters under his orders.

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