Britain was at war with Holland in 1782. It was decided to capture the Dutch settlements in Southern India and Ceylon.

The Battle of Trincomalee was fought between a British fleet under Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes and a French fleet under the Bailli de Suffren off the coast of Trincomalee, then Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), on 3 September 1782. It was the fourth in a series of battles fought between the two fleets off the coast of the Indian subcontinent during the Anglo-French War.

The Capture of Trincomalee on 11 January 1782 was the second major engagement between Great Britain and the Dutch East India Company in the East Indies after outbreak of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. After capturing Negapatam, the major Dutch outpost in India, a British force assaulted the Dutch-controlled port of Trincomalee on the eastern coast of Ceylon, and successfully stormed Fort Fredrick and Fort Ostenburg to gain control of the city and the port. In gaining control of the port, they also captured the vessels in the port at the time.

Regiments - Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments – Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments - Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments – Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments - Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments – Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments - Battle of Trincomalee
Regiments – Battle of Trincomalee

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