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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 RousBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1747

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) 1740-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John RousBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1747
Squadron Flagship
Mermaid (24) 1749-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Washington ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
Siren (20) 1745-1764
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
 
Transports
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Prosperous 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
Joseph BragdonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Nathaniel Perry's company
Molley 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
John DoggettBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Elizabeth 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
Nathaniel MulberreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Josiah Stertevant's company
Victory 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
William RodderrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Hillard's company
Leopard 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
Thomas ChurchBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Major Frye's company
Endeavor 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
IrwettBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Bayley's company
Dolphin 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
Nathaniel HerrymanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Adams's company
Seaflower 1755-1755
British Hired Transport
Samuel HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755
Captain Preble's company
 

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