The Action Between HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake, 1st June 1813" by Montague Dawson. The British ship would be victorious. Captain Broke boarded Chesapeake at the head of a party of 20 men. They met little resistance from Chesapeake 's crew, most of whom had run below deck. The only resistance from Chesapeake came from her contingent of marines. The British soon overwhelmed them; only nine escaped injury out of 44.