Cape Nicholas Naval Yard

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HM Naval Yard, Cape Nicholas
White Ensign of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg
Part of Jamaica Station
(1798)
Cape Nicholas in Saint Domingue
TypeNaval Dockyard
Site information
OwnerAdmiralty
OperatorRoyal Navy
Controlled byFlag of the Navy Board 1707 to 1800.gif Navy Board (1759-1832)
Site history
In use1798
Installation information
OccupantsJamaica Squadron

The Cape Nicholas Naval Yard was a minor facility of the Royal Navy located at Cape Nicholas, Saint Domingue (modern day Haiti) in West Indies. It was established for just one year only in 1798.[1]

History

The British captured the port and harbour at Cape Nicholas, Saint Domingue a French Colony in 1798 and established a naval shore establishment there for one year only.[2] Today it is known as Cap Mole St. Nicolas in Haiti.

References

  1. Randolph, Cock; Rodger, N.A.M. (2006). "Chapter: Dockyards and other Naval Yards, pp. 204-221.". A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK. London, England.: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 214. ISBN 9781905165162.
  2. Grannum, Guy (2013). Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors: A National Archives Guide. London.: A&C Black. p. 83. ISBN 9781408178867.