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Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter

30th August 1799
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Nieuwe Diep 28.8.1799
Next action : Attack on Belize 2.9.1799 - 10.9.1799

 

Great Britain (Royal Navy) -
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806

 
Ship of Line Squadron,
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806

Order of Battle

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Glatton (56) 1795-1830
British 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Charles CobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1873
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
John LawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1832
Isis (50) 1774-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
William MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
,
James OughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1825
Fleet Flagship
Veteran (64) 1787-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Archibald Collingwood DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1816
Ardent (64) 1796-1824
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
Belliqueux (64) 1780-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Rowley BulteelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1814
Monmouth (64) 1796-1834
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
Overyssel (64) 1795-1810
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
 
Frigates Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Melpomene (38) 1794-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
Latona (38) 1781-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Frank SotheronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
took the ground but got off
Shannon (32) 1796-1802
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Charles Dudley PaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
Juno (32) 1797-1803
Dutch 32 Gun
Merchant Frigate
 
Lutine (32) 1793-1799
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Lancelot SkynnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Victor (18) 1797-1808
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John RennieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1801
sent with a summon to the Dutch Admiral
 

Batavian Republic (State Navy) -
Samuel StoryDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1799

 
Dutch Fleet,
Samuel StoryDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1799
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Washington (74) 1796-1799
Dutch 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Fleet Flagship Captured
Gelderland (68) 1781-1799
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Admiraal De Ruiter (68) 1778-1799
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Utrecht (68) 1781-1799
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Cerberus (68) 1784-1799
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Leiden (68) 1786-1799
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Aegidius van BraamDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1799
Squadron Flagship Captured
Beschermer (50) 1784-1799
Dutch 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Batavia (50) 1779-1799
Dutch 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Amphitrite (44) 1797-1799
Dutch 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Captured
Mars (40) 1784-1799
Dutch 40 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1795 Renamed "Mars"
  Captured
Embuscade (32) 1795-1799
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Captured
Galathe (16) 1795-1799
Dutch 16 Gun
Unrated Brig
  Captured
 

Notes on Action


List Ship CapturedBG

A list of the Dutch Squadron taken Possession of in the Texel by Vice-Admiral Mitchell, August 30, 1799.
Washington, Rear-Admiral Story, Captain Capelle, 74 Guns.
Gelderland, Captain Waldeck, 68 Guns.
Admiral de Ruyter, Captain Huijs, 68 Guns.
Utrecht, Captain Kolf, 68 Guns. .
Cerberus, Captain De Jong, 68 Guns.
Leyden, Captain Van Braam, 68 Guns.
Befchermer, Captain Eilbracht, 54 Guns.
Batavier, Captain Van Senden, 54 Guns; under the Vleiter.
Amphitrite, Captain Schutter, 44 Guns; under the Vleiter.
Mars, Captain De Bock, 44 Guns.
Ambuscade, Captain Riverij. 52 Guns.
Galathea, Captain Droop, 16 Guns.

A. MITCHELL



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