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 Keppel (1725-1786)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Torbay (74) Thomas Owen (c.1718-1796)Fleet Flagship
Nassau (64) James Sayer (1721-1777)
Fougueux (64) Joseph Knight (c.1708-1775)
Dunkirk (60) Robert Digby (1732-1815)
Prince Edward (44) William Fortescue (d.1775)
Experiment (24) John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
Roman Emperor (8) William Newson (c.1717-1787)
Saltash (14) Walter Stirling (1718-1786)
Furnace (8) Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795)
Firedrake (10) James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763)



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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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