Note: The Complements of Four Dutch Ships Taken at the Texel in 1799

By Nicholas Blake, published August 2020


In 1799 an Anglo-Russian expedition under the overall command of Admiral Duncan sailed for Holland to land on the Helder and take possession of the fleet of the Batavian Republic in the Texel in the name of the Prince of Orange, and to provoke or encourage an uprising against the French occupiers. The land part of the expedition was not wholly successful but the fleet in the Texel surrendered to Admiral Andrew Mitchell’s overwhelming force and was brought over to England.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Baltic | French Revolution
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

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