Capture of Río Hondo
|Capture of Hondo River|
|Part of the Anglo-Spanish War|
|Kingdom of Spain||Kingdom of Great Britain|
The Hondo River was a settlement owned by the Kingdom of Great Britain since the early 18th century. In 1779, the Spanish repeatedly attacked the British settlements in British Honduras. The Hondo River was targeted, but the British were never driven out. However, they abandoned their colony until 1783.