Battle of Suriname

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Suriname
Date May 5, 1804
Location Suriname colony
Result British occupation of Suriname.
 Batavian Republic
Supported by:
France France
 United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Van Imbyze van Batenburg Sir Samuel Hood
Sir Charles Green
Unknown 2,000+ soldiers

The Battle of Suriname (incorrectly: Battle of Surinam) was a battle between the Netherlands and Great Britain for the control of the Suriname colony. The colony, which was held by a Dutch garrison, was captured on May 5, 1804 by a British squadron under the command of Sir Samuel Hood, together with troops under Sir Charles Green.


  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0442223366).