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Report concerning the British Army and Navy at Portsmouth, Virginia
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November 23, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 157-158

RETURN OF BRITISH FORCES AT PORTSMOUTH.

The strength of the British forces & Navy when at Portsmouth, Virginia:

Grenadiers & Light Infantry guards
400
Battn. of Hessians
260
Detachment of Highlanders
300
Queen's Rangers to be Mounted
100
Eighty second Regt
360
Six Companies Light Infantry
240
Eighty fourth Regt
300
Remains of the 17th Regt.,
the bal. being taken out at Stony Point
120
A Company of Yagers
50
Total
2,130
Royal Provincials Commanded by Colo. Fanning
300
2,430
NAVY.
Romulus
44
Guns
Com'd
Gaton.
Blonde
32
Capt. Berkley.
Iris
32
Do
Dawson Express from Charlestown.
Arbuthnot
20
Do
Mr. Pherson belong to Goodrich.
Delight
16
Capt. Ingles' Sloop of war.
Halifax
16
Capt. Brown “ “ “
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Otter
16
Capt. Creek “ “ “
Apollo
10
King's Schooner.
Two Gallies

The best information I could Collect.


Head Quarters N. W. R. Bridge, Nov. 23, 1780.