battle of Bomarsund
battle of Bomarsund

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Crimean war

battle of Bomarsund

Three British ships bombard the Bomarsund fortress. The Russian battery replies and during the fight Mate Charles Lucas grabs a Russian shell that had landed on the deck. The shell's fuse was still burning, but he managed to throw it over the side before it exploded. Charles Lucas is promoted to Lieutenant for his actions and will be awarded the Victoria Cross