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Somers (Schooner), captured, 1 Sep 1814

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Lieut. General Drummond congratulates the army on the brilliant achievement executed last night by Capt. Dobbs of the Royal Navy and a party of Seamen and Marines, who in the most gallant style, boarded and after a short struggle, carried two of the enemy's armed schooners, anchored clore to Fort Erie. - Accident alone prevented the capture of a third schooner; those captured are the SOMERS and PORCUPINE; the former mounts two long I2 pounders; the latter one I2.- Lieut. Radcliffe Commander of his Majesty's schooner NETLEY, has fallen on this occasion, he was killed in the act of boarding
      Kingston GAZETTE
      September 9, I8I4

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -78.93286
William R. McNeil
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Somers (Schooner), captured, 1 Sep 1814