Captain Charles Boyle, HMS Worcester
Sunday, 10 May 1719
At 4 unmoored ship and hove short. At 7 weighed and at 8 anchored before the castle of Donan, the castle bearing NE by E half mile. Sent a flag of truce ashore which they fired at, upon which we began to fire upon the castle in company with the Enterprise and Flamborough. At 10 left off firing in order to get closer in. At half past the Flamborough hauled out of the line and anchored again about 3 cables to the eastward of us. This morning I confined Mr Bignel for neglect of duty.