Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Dutch units sent to Suriname,W Indies 1802 -07

Thanks for that answer.

As the two auxiliary artillery companies were on the Utrecht which shipwrecked near the Orkney islands in 1807.

So, putting this information into Google, came upon a Wikipedia site (not previously known to me, though a some interest) at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_1807

There the story is under the 26th of February as:

Utrecht ( Royal Dutch Navy): The frigate was driven ashore and wrecked at Sanday with the loss of about 100 of the 450 people on board. Survivors were taken prisoner. She was on her maiden voyage, from Hellevoetsluis to Curaçao

It is footnoted as "MARINE INTELLIGENCE". The Aberdeen Journal (3089). 25 March 1807.

Then found another listing at:

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/223820/details/utrecht+holms+of+ire+sanday+orkney+north+sea/&biblio=more

The UTRECHT Dutch frigate, of 38 guns, from Helvoetfluys, (from whence she sailed 15th ult., in company with two other frigates), was wrecked on the Island of Sanda [Sanday], in the Orkneys, 26th ult. About 100 of the crew drowned: the remainder, (about 350), made prisoners.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 4138, London, Friday March 27 1807.

So, the Utrecht was not sailing alone.

Very interesting. - R

PS - in my search for the Utrecht, saw that the Blenheim was lost by the Dutch Navy that year as well. Under April the table has: Java ( Royal Dutch Navy): The frigate was in collision with Blenheim ( Royal Dutch Navy) off the Island of Roderique, Netherlands East Indies and foundered. At least the English did not capture a ship named from the era of better times. - R

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