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Capture of Jeremie

19th September 1793
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Siege of Toulon 29.8.1793 - 19.12.1793
Next action : Thames vs Uranie 4.10.1793


Great Britain

British Squadron,
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Europa (50) 1783-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
George GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
Fleet Flagship
Goelan (14) 1793-1794
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Flying Fish (6) 1793-1795
British 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
James PrevostBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1809

Notes on Action

On the Jamaica station Commodore John Ford was encouraged by Royalist overtures from San Domingo to attempt Jeremie and St. Nicolas Mole. Taking on board troops at Port Royal on September 9th, he proceeded, with his broad pennant in the Europa, 50, Captain George Gregory, to Jeremie, where he arrived on September 19th. Accompanying him were the Goelan, 14, Commander Thomas Wolley and the Flying Fish, schooner. The British were welcomed with joy, and the place was taken possession of in the name of the French crown. On the 21st the Commodore was off St. Nicolas Mole, which was found to be in expectation of an assault from a body of blacks and mulattoes. He induced the place to capitulate; and, later in the year, he received the surrender of other towns in the island, including Leogane.

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