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Honour - BANDA NEIRA 1810


Date - 09-August
Type - Combined Operations
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

 
Description The action took place at the island of Banda Neira in Indonesia.

While en route from Madras with a force to reinforce Amboina, a small squadron received intelligence that a Dutch force of about 700 troops occupied the island of Banda Neira. 

A force of sailors, marines and troops was landed on the Dutch held island, attacked and took the fortress and town. When the fortress surrendered 1,500 Dutch troops were taken a much larger number than initially anticipated.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Barracouta  Caroline  Piedmontaise     
         
 
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