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1816 England and the Barbary States 398

Levantine, and Moorish troops. These atrocities committed on defenceless Christians having at length roused the vengeance of Britain, an expedition, of a suitable magnitude, was prepared to act against the forts and shipping of Algiers, and the command was entrusted to a most able officer, Admiral Lord Exmouth ; who had already, a short time before, compelled the Dey of Tunis to sign a treaty for the abolition of Christian slavery, and to restore 1792 slaves to freedom.

On the 28th of July, at noon, a fleet, consisting of the following 19 men of war, also a naval transport, a sloop with ordnance stores, and a despatch-vessel weighed from Plymouth Sound with a fine northerly wind:

Gun-ship

100

Queen-Charlotte Adm. (b.) Lord Exmouth G.C.B.
Captain James Brisbane, C.B.

98

Impregnable Rear-adm. (b.) David Milne.
Captain Edw. Brace, C.B.,

74

Superb Captain Charles Ekins:
Minden Captain William Paterson.
Albion Captain John Coode.

50

Leander Captain Edward Chetham, C.B.
Gun-frig.

40

Severn Captain Hon. Fred. Wm. Aylmer.
Glasgow Captain Hon. Anthony Maitland.

36

Granicus Captain William Furlong Wise.
Hebrus Captain Edmund Palmer, C.B.
Gun-b.-slp.

18

Heron Captain George Bentham.
Mutine Captain James Mould.

10

Britomart Captain Robert Riddell.
Cordelia Captain William Sargent
Jasper Captain Thomas Carew.

Bb.

Belzebub Captain William Kempthorne.
Fury Captain Constantine R. Moorsom.
Hecla Captain William Popham.
Infernal Captain Hon. Geo. Jas. Perceval.

At 5 p.m., when the fleet was off Falmouth, Captain Paterson was ordered to hasten on to Gibraltar, to have every thing in readiness against the arrival of the expedition. On the 9th of August, at 2 p.m., Lord Exmouth anchored with his fleet in Gibraltar bay, and found lying there, in company with the Minden, which had arrived only on the preceding night at 11, the following Dutch squadron:

Gun-frig.
  Melampus Vice-adm. Baron T. Van de Cappellen.
    Captain Antony-Willem De-Man.

40

Frederica Captain Jakob-Adrian Van-der Straaten.
  Diana Captain Petrus Zievogel.
  Amstel Captain Willem-Augustus Vanderhart.

30

Dageraad Captain Johannes-Martinus Polders.
Gun-corv.

18

Eendragt Captain Johan.-Fred-Chr. Wardenburg.

Immediately on being apprized of the object of the expedition, Vice-admiral. Van de Cappellen solicited and obtained

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