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Occupation of Rhode Island

6th December 1776 - 8th December 1776
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Battle of Valcour Isand 11.10.1776
Next action : Oliver Cromwell vs Beaver 19.5.1777

The occupation of Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay by a British squadron. the expedition weighed from Long Island Sound omn the 6th, Sailed up Narragansett Passage on the 8th and commenced the landing of 7,000 troops at 8.00am. The landings were completed by 3.00pm.

The American squadron present at Newport, sailed up Narragansett Bay to Providence where it was blockaded for over a year.

 

Great Britain -
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799

 
British Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
Tobias CaulfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1777
Fleet Flagship
Preston (50) 1757-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel UpplebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1764
Centurion (50) 1774-1824
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Richard BrathwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1801
Renown (50) 1774-1794
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Francis BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1772
Experiment (50) 1774-1779
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
James WallaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
 
British Escorts,
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Brune (32) 1761-1792
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
Cerberus (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
John SymonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1799
Mercury (20) 1756-1777
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
James MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1794
Kingfisher (14) 1770-1778
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
 
British Transports

A total of 51 vessels carrying 7,000 troops.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

United States of America -
Esek HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor

 
American Squadron

Includes a 16-gun brig, as well as several schooners and sloops.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Warren (32) 1776-1779
American 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Esek HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1802
Columbus (28) 1775-1778
American 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Abraham WhippleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1759-1760
Providence (28) 1776-1780
American 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Hoysteed HackerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
 

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