Capture of Fort Louis

9th March 1758 - 24th May 1758
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Battle of Cartagena 28.2.1758
Next action : Battle of Cuddalore 29.4.1758

A British expedition of two ships of the line with 13 supporting vessels and transports attacked and took Fort Louis in Sénégal which surrendered on 1st May but failed in their attempt to also capture Gorée.


Great Britain - William Marsh (d.1765)

British Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Nassau (64) James Sayer (1721-1777)
Harwich (50) William Marsh (d.1765)Squadron Flagship
Rye (20) Alexander Campbell (d.1758)
Swan (14) John Wilson (c.1728-1795)
London (18) Henry Scott (c.1724-1762)
Portsmouth (6) James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763)



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