At 5:15am on September 11th, 1814, the British Confiance, Linnet, Chub, Finch, Yeo, and others engaged the American line. The battle raged all day, with human and vessel casualties on both sides. The Ticonderoga proved vital as it held its own against the Finch, led by Acting Lieutenant William Hicks. The Finch was a “light sloop” and therefore no match for the heavy schooner Ticonderoga, her “fore stay cut away–main boom nearly cut through. . .and nearly all [her] running rigging cut away” (Hicks, as quoted in Chronicles 311). The Finch took on water and ran aground on Crab Island, where it was attacked by the patients of the island’s hospital.