ANDERSON, William
(b. 1757, Scotland, d. 1837, London)

The Capture of Fort Saint Louis, Martinique

1795
Oil on canvas, 91 x 127 cm
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

On 5th February 1794, Sir John Jervis and Lieutenant General Sir Charles Grey, arrived at Martinique and by 20th March the whole island, with the exception of Fort Bourbon and Fort Royal, had submitted. On 20th March Fort Louis, the chief defence of Fort Royal was captured. Meanwhile the boats captured Fort Royal and two days later Fort Bourbon capitulated.