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British Invasion of the Dutch Cape Colony


Fleet Formed5.1795E-WIKI
Fleet Disbanded9.1795E-WIKI

ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Bombay Castle 1792-1807
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
John HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1801
Fleet disbanded
Brunswick 1792-1805
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
Thomas Palmer AcklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1797
Fleet disbanded
Deptford 1781-1797
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
William MacNamaraBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1794-1803
Fleet disbanded
Earl Cornwallis (26) 1783-1808
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
Thomas HodgsonBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1783-1796
Fleet disbanded
Earl Howe 1794-1813
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795 Fleet disbanded
Exeter 1792-1811
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
Lestock Peach WilsonBritish
Ship Owner
Merchant Sailor
Service 1786-1817
Fleet disbanded
General Coote 1782-1797
British Merchant East Indiaman
5.17959.1795
Charles DundasBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1795-1797
Fleet disbanded
Prince of Wales (38) 1795-1801
British 38 Gun
Unrated Armed Troopship
5.17959.1795 Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1795/04/03

Two squadrons with a small expeditionary force were sent to the Cape.

 
1795/05/24

The transport fleet departed from Portsmouth

 
1795/07/13

The transport fleet departed from St Salvador

 
1795/09/03

The transport fleet arrived at Simons Bay. After landing their troops the east indiamen continued on to India and China.

 

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