By Captain L.H.S.C. Cary R.N., published February 1931


This article traces the long struggle carried on between the European colonial powers to take and hold possession of Trincomali over the period from 1622, when the Portuguese first occupied it in alarm at the possibility of the Dutch forming establishments in the island, to the end of the Napoleonic Wars with particular reference to the role of Trincomali in Admiral de Suffren’s campaign in the Indian Ocean during the American Revolutionary wars against the Royal Navy force commanded by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes.

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Filed under: American Revolution | Other (Early Modern) | French Revolution | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

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