Author Results for John D Grainger

The Navy in the River Plate, 1806-1808

By John D Grainger

In a misguided attempt to establish a power presence in the South Atlantic, and in South America in particular, the Royal Navy raided Spanish settlements in the River Plate, using resources drawn from the recent reconquering of the Cape of Good Hope in 1806. The failure of the operation is discussed in relation to the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Logistics | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy