In the afternoon of the 12th, fires, which were the work of incendli~ries, began to break out in the best quarters of Alexandria; and the town was left to murder and pillage till the following day, when a party of bluejackets and marines was landed at about 3 P.M.
Suakin was now in danger, and on the 6th of February British bluejackets and marines were landed for the defence of the town.
It was then to be stormed by three companies of bluejackets - A company under Lt.-Comm.
C. Halahan at the head of the bluejackets amidships was killed by machine-gun fire.
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