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Tigress (Schooner), captured, 3 Oct 1814

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Head Quarters, Cornwall, Oct. 7, I8I4.
His Excellency the Commander of the Forces has received from Lt. Gen. Drummond a Report from Lieut. Col. McDougall of the Glengary Light Infantry, dated Mackina, the 9th. Sept., conveying the highly gratifying inteligence of the capture of two armed Schooners, TIGRESS and SCORPION, which the enemy had stationed at the Detour, near St.Joseph's, for the purpose of cutting off all supplies from the Garris on at Mackina.
This gallant enterprise was planned and executed by Lt. Worsley of the Royal Navy, and a detachment of 50 rank and file of the Royal Newfoundland Regt., under the command of Lieut. Bulger, attached for this service to the division of seamen under that Officer.
The United States Schooner TIGRESS was carried by boarding at 9 o'clock on the night of the 3rd inst. and the schooner SCORPION at dawn of day on the morning of the 6th inst.
The skilful conduct and intrepidity displayed in the execution of this daring enterprize reflects the highest credit on
Lieut. Worsley of the Royal Navy, and the officers, Seamen, and Soldiers under his command. Lieut. Bulger, Armstrong and Radenhurst of the Royal Newfoundland Regt. are noticed by Lieut. Col. McDonall as also Mr. Dickson and Livingston of the Indian Dept, who volunteered their services on this occasion.
The enemy's loss was three seamen killed, and all the officers of the TIGRESS, and three seamen severely wounded.
      The SCORPION mounted one long 24 pounder, and a long 12. The TIGRESS one long pounder. They were commanded by Lieut. Tower of the American Navy, and had crews of 30 men each.
      The British loss is two seamen killed. Lieut. Bulger, and seven soldiers, slightly wounded.
      Kingston Gazette
      October 22, 1814

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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Tigress (Schooner), captured, 3 Oct 1814