The Occupation of Tristan da Cunha

By Bruce S. Ingram , published February 1935


Ingram seeks to provide an answer to a query in an earlier MM concerning the British occupation of Tristan da Cunha in 1816. He quotes extensively from a private journal written by a participant in the occupation of the island, William Burnaby Green, a Midshipman aboard HMS Falmouth. Nineteen members of the crew were landed on 14 August 1816 and relieved on 27 November. By the time the Falmouth returned with forty-six soldiers and their officers to form the garrison, the original nineteen were running out of supplies and close to starvation.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

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