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11.07.2017 Cricket season and Tour de France taking its toll on the workload, but an article to come on the Trepassey and Atlanta v Alliance, the Battle of St. Mary, and bios on E Herbert, S Edwards and J Bligh. 20.06.2017 – biographies to follow on C...

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...