British attack on Fort Beauséjour

22nd May 1755 - 14th June 1755
Part of : French and Indian War (1754 - 1763)
Next action : Action of 6-8 June 1755 6.6.1755 - 8.6.1755

British attack on a French Acadian fort armed with 24 guns and with a garrision of 160 French regulars, 250 acadians and 50 Micmac indians.

The British land forces consisted of approximately 2,000 troops of the Massachusetts Provincial regiment.

The fort surrendered on 8.6.1755 after a short bombardment


Great Britain (Royal Navy)

British Vessels, John Rous (d.1760)

The three Royal Navy vessels were escorting 31 transports carrying the troops.

They departed from Boston on 22.5.1755 and anchored within 8km of the fort on 1.6.1755.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Success (20) John Rous (d.1760)Squadron Flagship
Mermaid (24) Washington Shirley (1722-1778)
Siren (20) Charles Proby (d.1799)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Prosperous Joseph Bragdon Captain Nathaniel Perry's company
Molley John Doggett
Elizabeth Nathaniel Mulberrey Captain Josiah Stertevant's company
Victory William Rodderrick Captain Hillard's company
Leopard Thomas Church Major Frye's company
Endeavor Irwett Captain Bayley's company
Dolphin Nathaniel Herryman Captain Adams's company
Seaflower Samuel Harris Captain Preble's company



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