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Honour - AMBOINA 1810


Date - 17 Feb
Type - Combined Operations
Conflict - Napoleonic War 1803-15

 
Description Amboina was an important Dutch settlement in the Moluccas. It was defended by Victoria Castle, which with the outlying batteries mounted 215 guns.

Over 400 men of the Madras European Regiment with seamen and marines, assaulted and took the castle, town, harbour and island. Suffering only light casualties.

Three Dutch vessels in the harbour were captured. Later neighbouring islands were also captured.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Cornwallis  Dover  Samarang     
         
 
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