Honour - Cape of Good Hope 1795
During the War, the hostility of Holland meant a force was despatched to the
Dutch Cape colony. The force comprised 3 x 3rd rates, 2 x 4th Rates and 2
smaller vessels. (Monarch (74), Victorious (74), Arrogant
(74), America (64), Stately (64), Echo (16) and
The squadron arrived at Simons Bay in July 1795 and landed 1,000 seamen several hundred marines. The Dutch were chased over several weeks, then on 3-September 14 British East Indiamen arrived with reinforcements. The Dutch Governor sued for peace and on 16-September, the town, colony and about 1,000 Dutch Regular troops surrendered.
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