DescriptionTRN5 While Duckworth's squadron was still up the Dardanelles, preparations were in progress for supporting the demonstration before Constantinople by means of action elsewhere; and on March 6th, 1807, an expedition consisting of thirty-three transports, having on board about five thousand troops under Major-General Fraser, left Messina for Alexandria, under convoy of the Tigre, 74, Captain Benjamin Hallowell, Apollo, 38, Captain Edward Fellowes, and Wizard, 16, Commander Edmund Palmer. Part of the force reached its destination on March 15th, and the remainder on the 19th. In the meantime, on the 16th, the place had been summoned; on the 17th, the governor had replied that he would defend it to the utmost; on the evening of the 17th, about six hundred and fifty troops, five guns, and a few seamen under Lieutenant James Boxer had been landed near Lake Mareotis; and on the 18th, an additional three hundred men had been put ashore, and the enemy's advanced works had been carried, with a loss of only seven killed and ten wounded. On the 20th, Aboukir castle was secured; and the rest of the army was disembarked, chiefly in Aboukir Bay. The effect of these operations was to induce the governor to reconsider his position; and on the 21st, the city of Alexandria was surrendered and taken possession of. In the harbour were found a 40-gun and a 34-gun Turkish frigate, and a 16-gun sloop.