British expedition to the West Indies


Fleet Commander Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)E-WIKI
Fleet Formed6.10.1795E-WIKI
Fleet Disbanded1796E-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
Britannia 6.10.17951796 Fleet disbanded
Duke of Montrose (26) 6.10.17951796 Fleet disbanded
Dutton (26) 6.10.179526.1.1796 Peter SampsonFleet disbanded

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

Sources


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