Action at Chandernagore

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Action at Chandernagore
Part of 3rd Carnatic War
Seven Years War
Date: 24 November 1759
Location: Chandernagore
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 22.866700°N 88.366700°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Dutch
Lt Col Francis Forde
100 Europeans
400 sepoys
4 guns
120 Europeans
300 sepoys

This was an event during the 3rd Carnatic War


Mir Jafar, Nawab of Bengal, found his treaty with the British resulted in loss of power and lack of money. He was therefore happy to encourage the Dutch in their desire to increase their influence and oust the British. A Dutch expedition entered the Hughli in October 1759 and Col Robert Clive's suspicions were aroused. Colonel Francis Forde, returning from his success at Masulipatam, took the Dutch factory at Barnagore and the proceeded to Chandernagore. On 22 November the Dutch landed their troops in order to march to their settlement at Chinsura. Their force from Chinsura moved to Chandernagore intending catch the British in a pincer movement. Forde attacked and thoroughly defeated them.


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Robert Clive (1725-74)
Francis Forde (?-1770)
Mir Jafar (1691-1765)

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Chandannagar
Variants: Chandernagore/Chandernagar/Chandranagar

External Links

Carnatic Wars Heritage History
3rd Carnatic War Wikipedia
Dutch operations in Bengal 1759