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Capture of St. Christopher's

Unit/ Formation: Marine Regiments


Location: St Christopher (St Kitts)


Period/ Conflict:


Year: 1690


Date/s: Wednesday 21st June 1690


The capture of St. Christopher's in the West Indies, by a 400 strong Battalion of Marines, formed from the detachments of a number of frigates in the area.



During this action 130 men were killed and wounded, including Captain Keigwin a sea Commander, who was appointed Colonel of the Marines Regiment consisting of about 230 seamen was shot through the thigh, of which he died before he could be carried on board.


Captain Brisbane who acted as 1st Captain of the Marines also received a shot through the body and died the next morning on board HMS Bristol.


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