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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.
|Name : Chatham (50)||Tobias Caulfield (c.1739-1781)||Fleet Flagship|
|Name : Preston (50)||Samuel Uppleby (c.1733-1780)|
|Name : Centurion (50)||Richard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805)|
|Name : Renown (50)||Francis Banks (c.1730-1777)|
|Name : Experiment (50)||James Wallace (c.1732-1803)|
|British Escorts, William Hotham (1736-1813)|
|Name : Brune (32)||James Ferguson (1723-1793)|
|Name : Cerberus (28)||John Symons (c.1732-1799)|
|Name : Mercury (20)||James Montagu (1752-1794)|
|Name : Kingfisher (14)||Alexander Graeme (1741-1818)|
A total of 51 vessels carrying 7,000 troops.
Includes a 16-gun brig, as well as several schooners and sloops.
|Name : Warren (32)||Esek Hopkins (d.1802)|
|Name : Columbus (28)||Abraham Whipple (1733-1819)|
|Name : Providence (28)||Hoysteed Hacker|