British expedition to the West Indies


Fleet CommanderHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)EWIKI
Fleet Formed6.10.1795EWIKI
Fleet Disbanded1796EWIKI

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
Britannia 6.10.17951796 Fleet disbanded
Duke of Montrose (26) 6.10.17951796 Fleet disbanded
Dutton (26) 6.10.179526.1.1796Peter SampsonFleet disbanded

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

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVarious, Web Site

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





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 21st of January 2020 17:08EmmettJohn Innes
Tuesday 21st of January 2020 10:52Margaret SykesEdward Andrews (1782-?)
Monday 20th of January 2020 20:30Nick WilliamsThomas Blakiston (1790-?)
Saturday 18th of January 2020 19:42CyBritish Other Vessels hoy 'Unity' (1693) (4)
Saturday 18th of January 2020 17:44Charles DaceBritish Other Vessels hoy 'Unity' (1693) (4)