privates wounded ; and, on the part of the British navy, to one captain (Walter Serocold, by a grape-shot at the principal battery, while getting the last gun in its place), one midshipman, and five seamen killed, and six seamen wounded. Among the non-reported wounded was Captain Nelson, who lost his eye, in consequence of a shot striking the battery near him, and driving some particles of sand with considerable force into it. The loss sustained, by the enemy does not appear in the published accounts.
Among the vessels found in the port of Calvi, and delivered up to the British, were the French frigates Melpomène and Mignonne. The latter mounted 32 guns, 8 and 4 pounders, was small and of little value, and, after lying up for a year or two, was burnt as unserviceable at Porto-Ferrajo. The Melpomène, on the contrary, was a fine 40-gun frigate of 1014 tons, and was added to the British navy as a cruising frigate of the 38-gun class. A considerable quantity of naval stores also fell into the hands of the British.
The French in Toulon having succeeded in equipping most of the ships, which had been left to them by the British at its evacuation, put to sea, on the 5th of June, with the following seven sail of the line : 120-gun ship Sans-Culotte (late Dauphin-Royal), 80-gun ships Bonnet-Rouge (late Couronne) and Tonnant, and 74-gun ships Censeur, Duquesne, Généreux, and Heureux, with four or five frigates. Lord Hood, who, as already stated, then lay off Bastia, departed the moment he received the information, with 13 sail of the line and four frigates, consisting of the
Frigates, Romulus, Juno, Meleager, and Dido.
* The extraordinary number of flag-officers in this fleet arose from the recent promotions.
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