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Captain Charles Napier


to be completed fictional use of real character

Captain, later Admiral of the British Fleet of some 22 ships was operating off the coast of Syria in 1840. Commodore Charles Napier in HMS Powerful (84 guns)saw action around Beirut from about September 11th 1840, and Acre was bombarded on November 3rd 1840 culminating in the grand magazine ashore blowing up killing upwards of 1200 people.




[Bombarment of Acre]


Intrepid Behaviour of Captain Charles Napier in H.M. 18 gun Brig Recruit. For which he was appointed to the d'Haupoult - 111 74 now pouring a broadside into her (Repro ID: PU9004 National Maritime Museum)

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