Three Exciting Projects – Can you help?

My good friend Michel Bataillard, who has contributed much useful information to this website, is seeking help with three projects that he is currently working on. If you are able to help then please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Michel. 1 – He is...

Work Status

04.09.2017 Holidays, cricket, and the illness and passing of my much loved mother have delayed work, but next article is on the Battle of the Chesapeake. 02.08.2017 – Not enough info available on Thomas Boston, so moving on to the Battle of the Doggersbank, and...

1779 Overview

  On 16 June Spain formally entered the war against Great Britain, and concocting a plan with the French to attack either Portsmouth or Plymouth they contributed to a sixty-six strong fleet that assembled off the Lizard prior to entering the Channel under the...

Downs commander-in-chief 1777-1815

1777-78  Commodore John Elliot 1778-79  Vice-Admiral Matthew Buckle 1779-82  Vice-Admiral Francis William Drake 1780 -81 Rear-Admiral John Evans* 1781-82  Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Hughes * 1782-90  Station not active 1790-91  Rear-Admiral Sir Richard King 1791-93...

East Indies Commander-in-Chief 1773-1862

1773-77      Commodore Sir Edward Hughes 1776-80      Commodore Sir Edward Vernon 1779-84      Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes 1783-86      Commodore Andrew Mitchell 1786-88      No Naval presence 1788-93      Commodore Hon. William Cornwallis 1793-94      No Naval...

Halifax Commander-in-Chief 1776-1853

1776-78 Captain Sir George Collier 1778       Captain Charles Feilding 1778-79 Captain Sir George Collier 1780-83 Captain Sir Andrew Hamond 1783-85 Captain Sir Charles Douglas 1785-89 Commodore Herbert Sawyer 1789-92 Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Hughes 1792-94 1794-97...

1778 Overview

  On 6 February France signed a friendship and commercial treaty with the American Congress, and a month later officially advised the British government that it considered the colonials had already won their independence. War between Great Britain and France was...