British Expedition to the West Indies


Fleet Formed3.1796E-WIKI
Fleet Disbanded5.1796E-WIKI

Introduction

In 1795 Admiral Hugh Cloberry Christian mounted and expedition to the West Indies. The expedition sailed on 6 October, 16 November, and 9 December, but weather forced the vessels to put back. The fleet finally successfully sailed on 20 March to invade St Lucia, with troops under Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby. St Lucia surrendered to the British on 25 May. The British went on to capture Saint Vincent and Grenada.



ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Dutton (26) 3.179626.1.1796 Wrecked
Britannia 3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Contractor 3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Duke of Montrose (26) 3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Ganges 3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
General Eliott 3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1796/01/26Dutton (26) left the fleet 

Sources


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