Blockade of Veracruz
|Blockade of Veracruz|
|Part of the Mexican–American War|
American forces landing at Veracruz in 1847.
|Commanders and leaders|
Matthew C. Perry
|Juan Esteban Morales|
Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft instructed Commodore Conner's Home Squadron to "exercise all the rights that belong to you as commander-in-chief of a belligerent squadron.":108 On 14 May 1846, Conner proclaimed Veracruz, Alvarado, Tampico and Matamoros under blockade.:109 Conner sent the sloop-of-war St. Mary's to Tampico, the paddle frigate Mississippi to Veracruz, and the sloop-of-war Falmouth to Alvarado.:109