Honour - Martinique 1762

Date - 7-January/16-February
Type - Combined Operations
Conflict - Seven Years War; 1756-63

Description Martinique, an island in the West Indies was occupied by the French, and occupied a strategic position in the island group.

A British naval force left Plymouth Oct-1761 and escorted military forces tasked with taking and occupying Martinique.

The island's capital Port Royal, surrendered 10-Feb-1761.

The naval force also destroyed 14 French privateers.

Soon after the fall of Martinique - St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada were also taken.


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