Home

Honour - ABYSSINIA 1868


Date - 13-April
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - 19th Century Colonial Wars

 
Description A tyrannical ruler, named Theodore had caused widespread rebellion in the country and inter-tribal conflict was savage. Britain intervened and when peace overtures were rejected an expeditionary force under Lt-General Sir Charles Napier landed to restore peace.

Naval brigades from Dryad, Octavia and Satellite were landed, and they captured Magdala. Theodore committed suicide, but soon after the British left savage inter-tribal conflict resumed.

Ships which were engaged but did not land a naval brigade and so were not awarded the honour were; Argus, Daphne, Nymph, Spiteful, Star and Vigilant.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Dryad Octavia  Satellite     
         
 
This page last edited - 22 March, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.