February 1931

Three Historic Withdrawals from Overseas Operations

Volume 15, Issue 4

TWENTY-EIGHT American Marines and Bluejackets under Captain John Trevett of the Marines made a forced landing from the sloop-of-war Providence, at New Providence in the Bahamas Islands on January 27, 1778, and by strategy occupied the forts.

By two o'clock in the morning the Americans had Fort Nassau in their possession. Captain Trevett kept their presence unknown to the Governor by continuing the half-hourly call of "All Is Well."

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