Recent updates


Recent Comments

British Fleet for Portugal


Fleet Commander
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1740
TRN3
Fleet Formed27.5.1735TRN3
Fleet Disbanded1735TRN3

Introduction

In 1735, a dispute having broken out between Spain and Portugal, the latter power solicited British aid against the Spaniards; and, in response, a large fleet, under Admiral Sir John Norris, with Vice-Admiral Sir John Balchen (E.), and Rear-Admiral Nicholas Haddock (W.), was dispatched to Lisbon, sailing from Spithead on May 27th, and reaching the Tagus on June 9th. The demonstration was made not only in the general interests of peace, but also in the particular interests of the many British merchants whose welfare was more or less dependent upon the safety of the then homecoming Portuguese flota from Brazil ; and it was so efficacious that an actual rupture between the two countries was prevented.




DateEventSource
1735/06/09

Arrived off the Tagus

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page







Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 2nd of December 2022 19:52Rosemary Wilson
John MooreBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1801-1816
Thursday 1st of December 2022 09:46Tim
Thomas RaymondBritish
Ship Builder
Wednesday 30th of November 2022 16:13Tim Oakley
Charles CobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1873
Wednesday 30th of November 2022 08:04Diane Oldman
Stewart MarjoribanksBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1817-1847
Tuesday 29th of November 2022 06:43Ormonde Waters
Dominick Creagh WatersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815