Document: Acre 1840

By courtesy of Admiral Mark Kerr, published May 1933


The letter written during late October and early November 1840 by Lord Frederic Herbert Kerr to his brother Henry describes his experiences as a newly promoted officer aboard the steam frigate Gorgon at the capture of the fortress at Acre. Being in a paddle steam frigate he was very much at the forefront of the action, as the letter clearly demonstrates.

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Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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