During the bombardment of Copenhagen Baird was wounded.
At Vicksburg Porter's bombardment assisted Farragut to run past the forts (June 28).
By the end of May the city was blockaded by land and sea, and in July the bombardment began.
The left wing was totally destroyed by the bombardment of 1795, but has since been restored.
Occasionally acts of chastisement, of which the bombardment of Porto Farina by Blake in 1655 was the most notable, and repeated treaties, extorted by European powers, checked from time to time, but did not put an end to, the habitual piracies, on which indeed the public revenue of Tunis was mainly dependent.