Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Nieuwe Diep

28th August 1799
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Tamar vs Républicain 25.8.1799 - 26.8.1799
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Great Britain (Royal Navy) - Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)

English Squadron, Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Isis (50) William Mitchell (1746-1816), James OughtonFleet Flagship

Batavian Republic (State Navy)

Dutch Fleet
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Broederschap (56)   Captured
Hector (44)   Captured
Duifje (44)   Captured
Unie (44)   Captured
Heldin (28)   Captured
Minerva (26)   Captured
Venus (24)   Captured
Alarm (24)   Captured
Valk (24)   Captured

Notes on Action

List Ship CapturedBG

Sir , Helder, August 28, 1799.
I have the honor to inform you that I this morning took possession of the New Diep, with the ships and vessels undermentioned, and also of the Naval Arsenal containing 95 Pieces of Ordnance. A Copy of the Naval Siores I will transmit you as soon as it can be made but I have the Honor, &c.

Urwachten 66 Guns.
Broederschop 54 Guns.
Hector 44 Guns.
Diuffee 44 Guns.
Expedition  44 Guns.
Constitiitie 44 Guns.
Bell Antionette 44 Guns.
Helder, 32 Guns.
Follock 24 Guns.
Minerva 24 Guns.
Venus  24 Guns.
Alarm  24 Guns.
Dreighlerlahn, Howda , Vreedelust , Indiamen and a Sheer Hulk

Andrew Mitchell, Esq.


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