--- "Schifferdecker, Patrick"
> >Dave Bosse
> >sez...Matter of fact some RN guys said it was the
> hottest action they had
> ever seen.
> But the hottest action of the whole age of sail was
> the Shannon vs
> Chesapeake. In 11 minutes the Chesapeake landed:
> 25 round-shot hits &
> 130 others
> 26 KIAs
> 57 wounded 8 of which did not recover.
> Shannon landed
> 56 round shot &
> 306 grape
> 69 KIA
> 77 wounded
> Now that HOT!
> I remain as always YH & OS
> Patrick Schifferdecker, Lieut. RN
Interesting footnote - the Chesapeake, which had taken
the greater number of hits, was commissioned into the
RN, finally sold for scrap in 1817.
The Shannon, which took much fewer hits, was declared
unrepairable and junked.
Both ships carried the same number and size guns.
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