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Battle of Suriname

Battle of Suriname
Date5 May 1804
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, Bt
Unknown 2,000+ soldiers

The Battle of Suriname or Battle of Surinam was a battle between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom 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 of 31 ships carrying 500 soldiers under the command of Sir Samuel Hood,and Sir Charles Green. Following the capture, Green was made governor general of British Suriname.[1]


  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0442223366).
  1. ^ Kruijer-Poesiat, Lies (2000). "An Inauguration in Suriname, 1804". Studia Rosenthaliana. 34 (2): 194–197. JSTOR 41442164.