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|Fleet Commander||Augustus Keppel (1725-1786)||ref:899|
A British flotilla, with transports carrying 700 troops of Col. La Fausille's regiment (69th Foot) and Col. Forbes regiment (2/76th foot), sent with troops against the French Island of Goree.
|Lichfield (50)||1758/10/16||1758/11/29||Matthew Barton (1716-1795)|
|Torbay (90)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||Thomas Owen (c.1718-1796)|
|Prince Edward (44)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||William Fortescue (d.1775)|
|Roman Emperor (16)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||William Newson (d.1787)|
|Experiment (20)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||John Carter Allen (1724-1800)|
|Furnace (8)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||Jonathon Faulknor (d.1795)|
|Firedrake (8)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||James Orrok (d.c.1763)|
|Fougueux (64)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||Joseph Knight (d.1775)|
|Nassau (70)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||James Sayer (1721-1777)|
|Dunkirk (60)||1758/10/16||1759/03/01||Robert Digby (1732-1815)|
|Samuel and John||1758/10/16||1759/03/01|
|Saltash (10)||1758/11/17||1759/01/03||Walter Stirling (1718-1786)|
The flottilla began to assemble and prepare at Spithead.
Admiral Keppel when onboard the Torbay.
Sailed from Spithead with elements of Col. La Fausille's regiment on board.
Anchored at Cork. Lichfield, Roman Emperor and the transports whet to Kinsale to embark Col. Forbe's regiment and Lt.-Col Richard Worge who was to become Governor of Senegal.
Put to sea after being delayed by gales, but was forced back by worsening weather.
The gales subsided and the flottilla put to sea.
|1758/11/17||Saltash (10) joined the fleet|
|1758/11/29||Lichfield (50) left the fleet|
|1758/11/29||Somerset left the fleet|
|1758/11/29||Lydia left the fleet|
Sailed from Santa Cruz after a stay of six days.
Rounded Cape Verde
Arrived off Gorée
Bombardment and surrender of Gorée
The Saltash was sent to England with dispatches.
|1759/01/03||Saltash (10) left the fleet|
Sailed from mouth of the Sengal River for home.
Anchored in Portsmouth harbour.