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.
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.
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