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Honour - ST. LUCIA 1796


Date - 27-April / 24-May
Type - Combined Operations
Conflict - French Revolutionary War; 1793-1803

 
Description The action took place on the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies.

The island was the first of a series of objectives to be taken in the West Indies. The British squadron comprised 2 ships-of-the-line, plus 5 smaller vessels and a large number of transports.

Three landings began on 27-April and on 24-May a cease fire was arranged, followed the next day by the surrender of French troops on the island.

The force went on to capture St. Vincent and Grenada.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Alfred Arethusa Astraea Beaulieu Bulldog
Fury Ganges Hebe Madras Pelican
Thunderer Vengeance Victorieuse Woolwich  
         
 
This page last edited - 12 February, 2013.

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