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Capture of Goree

29th December 1758
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Antelope vs Belliqueux 31.10.1758
Next action : Blockade of Dunkirk 1759 1759


Great Britain

British Squadron,
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1783
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
Thomas OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1759
Fleet Flagship
Nassau (64) 1740-1770
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
James SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1777
Fougueux (64) 1747-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Joseph KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1775
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
Prince Edward (44) 1745-1766
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
William FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1763
Experiment (24) 1740-1763
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
Roman Emperor (8) 1757-1763
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
William NewsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1762
Saltash (14) 1746-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
Furnace (8) 1740-1763
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
Firedrake (10) 1742-1763
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
James OrrokBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1783



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Posted by George Steinbach on Thursday 17th of March 2016 00:01

You have identified the Capture of Goree as having been part of the War of Spanish Succession. I believe it was actually part of the Seven Years' War.

Posted by Brian on Tuesday 20th of May 2014 01:06

Saturday 27, (1759) The following letter was received from the Hon. Commodore Kepple to the right Hon. Mr. Secretary Pitt
I arrived here with the squadron under my command the 28th of December last in the evening; and the next morning, agreeable to his Majesty's instructions, I attacked with the ships, the fort and batteries on the Island of Goree, which were soon reduced to desire to capitulate; and the Governors demands were, to be aloud to march the French troops out of the garrison with the honours of war. His terms I absolutely rejected, and began a fresh attack; it was, however, but of very short duration, when the Island, forts garrison etc. surrendered at discretion to his Majesty's squadron.

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