West Indies timeline

  • Battle of St. Lucia

    Admiral Barrington was alerted to the presence of the French fleet by the frigate Ariadne. He organized his line of battle such that Isis and his... Read more

  • Battle of Grenada

    The French fleet, under Admiral Comte d'Estaing, consisted of 25 ships of the line and several frigates. The British fleet, under Vice-Admiral John... Read more

  • Battle of Martinique

    In the first meeting between them on April 17 to the leeward of Martinique, Guichen escaped disaster only through the clumsy manner in which Sir... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Royal

    In 1762, the English land in the island and take the highest points on the Northern town. With a beautiful view and a solid platform, looking over... Read more

  • Battle of St. Kitts

    When Hood returned to the West Indies in late 1781 after the Battle of the Chesapeake, he was for a time in independent command owing to Rodney's... Read more

  • Battle of the Saintes

    On 12 April, De Grasse bore up with his fleet to protect a dismasted ship that was being chased by four British ships as he made for Guadaloupe.... Read more