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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 282 pages of information about The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence.

  Slow but Successful Progress 230

  Great Allied Fleet in Bay of Gibraltar 230

  Howe’s Success in Introducing the Supplies 231

  Negligent Mismanagement of the Allies 231

  Partial Engagement when Howe leaves Gibraltar 232

  Estimate of Howe’s Conduct, and of his Professional Character
          232

  French Eulogies 232

CHAPTER XIV

The naval operations in the east Indies, 1778-1783.  The career of the Bailli de Suffren

  Isolation characteristic of Military and Naval Operations in India
          234

  Occurrences in 1778 234

  Sir Edward Hughes sent to India with a Fleet, 1779 235

  The Years prior to 1781 Uneventful 235

  A British Squadron under Commodore Johnstone sent in 1781 to seize
          Cape of Good Hope 236

  A Week Later, a French Squadron under Suffren sails for India
          236

  Suffren finds Johnstone Anchored in Porto Praya, and attacks at
          once 237

  The immediate Result Indecisive, but the Cape of Good Hope is
          saved by Suffren arriving first 238

  Suffren reaches Mauritius, and the French Squadron sails for India
          under Comte d’Orves 239

  D’Orves dies, leaving Suffren in Command 240

  Trincomalee, in Ceylon, captured by Hughes 240

  First Engagement between Hughes and Suffren, February 17, 1782
          240

  Second Engagement, April 12 242

  Third Engagement, July 6 244

  Suffren captures Trincomalee 247

  Hughes arrives, but too late to save the place 247

  Fourth Engagement between Hughes and Suffren, September 3 248

  Having lost Trincomalee, Hughes on the change of monsoon is
          compelled to go to Bombay 251

  Reinforced there by Bickerton 251

  Suffren winters in Sumatra, but regains Trincomalee before Hughes
          returns.  Also receives Reinforcements 251

  The British Besiege Cuddalore 252

  Suffren Relieves the Place 253

  Fifth Engagement between Hughes and Suffren, June 20, 1783 253

  Comparison between Hughes and Suffren 254

  News of the Peace being received, June 29, Hostilities in India
          cease 255

GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL AND NAVAL TERMS USED IN THIS BOOK 257

INDEX 267

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Remains of the Revenge, one of Benedict Arnold’s Schooners on
Lake Champlain in 1776.  Now in Fort Ticonderoga. Frontispiece

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