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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) 1781-1796
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
3.179626.1.1796 Wrecked
Britannia 1774-1799
British Merchant Merchantman
3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Contractor 1779-1800
British Merchant East Indiaman
3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Duke of Montrose (26) 1785-1808
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
Ganges 1778-1795
British Merchant East Indiaman
3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded
General Eliott 1782-1802
British Merchant East Indiaman
3.17965.1796 Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1796/01/26
Dutton (26) 1781-1796
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
left the fleet
 

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