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 Mitchell (1757-1806)

Ship of Line Squadron, Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)

Order of Battle

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Glatton (56) Charles Cobb
Romney (50) John Lawford (1756-1842)
Isis (50) William Mitchell (1746-1816), James OughtonFleet Flagship
Veteran (64) Sir Archibald Collingwood Dickson
Ardent (64) Thomas Hoar (1758-1825)
Belliqueux (64) Rowley Bulteel
Monmouth (64) George Hart
Overyssel (64) John Bazely
Frigates Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Melpomene (38) Charles Hamilton
Latona (38) Frank Sotheron took the ground but got off
Shannon (32) Charles Dudley Pater
Juno (32)  
Lutine (32) Lancelot Skynner (1766-1799)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Victor (18) John Rennie (d.1801) sent with a summon to the Dutch Admiral

Batavian Republic (State Navy) - Samuel Story (1752-1811)

Dutch Fleet, Samuel Story (1752-1811)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Washington (74)  Fleet Flagship Captured
Gelderland (68)   Captured
Admiraal De Ruiter (68)   Captured
Utrecht (68)   Captured
Cerberus (68)   Captured
Leiden (68) Aegidius van Braam (1758-1822)Squadron Flagship Captured
Beschermer (50)   Captured
Batavia (50)   Captured
Amphitrite (44)   Captured
Mars (40)   Captured
Embuscade (32)   Captured
Galathe (16)   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.



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