The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence eBook

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  They meet off the Chesapeake 171

  Action between Arbuthnot and des Touches, March 16, 1781 171

  The Advantage rests with the French, but they return to Newport. 
          Arbuthnot enters the Chesapeake 174

  Cornwallis reaches Petersburg, Virginia, May 20 175

  Under the directions of Sir Henry Clinton he evacuates Portsmouth
          and concentrates his forces at Yorktown, August 22

  The French Fleet under de Grasse Anchors in the Chesapeake, August
          30 176

  British Naval Movements, in July and August, affecting conditions
          in the Chesapeake 176

  Admiral Graves, successor to Arbuthnot at New York, joined there
          by Sir Samuel Hood, August 28 177

  Washington and Rochambeau move upon Cornwallis 178

  The British Fleet under Graves arrives off the Chesapeake 179

  Action between de Grasse and Graves, September 5 179

  Hood’s Criticism of Graves’s Conduct 181

  The British, worsted, return to New York.  De Grasse, reinforced,
          re-enters the Chesapeake, September 11 184

  Cornwallis Surrenders, October 19 184

  De Grasse and Hood Return to West Indies 185


Naval events of 1781 in EuropeDarby’s relief of Gibraltar, and the battle of the dogger bank

  Leading Objects of the Belligerents in 1781 186

  The Relief of Gibraltar by Admiral Darby 186

  Capture of British Convoy with the spoils of St. Eustatius 188

  The French and Spanish Fleet under Admiral de Cordova again enters
          the English Channel 188

  Darby in inferior Force shut up in Tor Bay 188

  The Allies Decide not to attack him, but to turn their Efforts
          against British Commerce 189

  Minorca Lost by British 189

  The Battle of the Dogger Bank, between British and Dutch Fleets


The final naval campaign in the west IndiesHood and de GrasseRodney and de GrasseThe great battle of April 12, 1782

  Capture and Destruction near Ushant of a great French Convoy for
          the West Indies opens the Naval Campaign of 1782 195

  Attack upon the Island of St. Kitts by de Grasse and de Bouille

  Hood sails for its Relief from Barbados 197

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