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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:07 AM

200 Years Ago: February 8, 1813

February 8, 1813 in Chesapeake Bay HMS Belvadire & HMS Statira vs. Lottery -

On February 8, the HMS Belvidera and HMS Statira sent out 9 boats to confront the schooner, USS Lottery, that was coming down the Chesapeake Bay. The Lottery turned around when it spotted the British boats and tried to flee the area. Despite the fleeing attempt, the 9 British boats overtook the Lottery. Under heavy fire from the Lottery, the British advanced and then boarded the Lottery. The American crew put up a strong fight, but in the end, they had to surrender to the British. The British took the privateer schooner Lottery, which had six 12-lb. guns. This was the first prize that the British captured in the Chesapeake Bay.
Conclusion: British Victory. Casualties: Americans: 19k&w, 9c; British: 13k&w


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