Siege of Chandernagore

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Siege of Chandernagore
Part of 3rd Carnatic War
Seven Years War
Date: 23 March 1757
Location: Chandernagore
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 22.866700°N 88.366700°E
Result: British victory
East India Company French
Col Robert Clive
Admiral Charles Watson
Pierre-Mathieu de Saint-Germain
2,400 troops 146 European infantry
300 militia
300 sepoys
130 sailors and 35 soldiers 40 killed
70 wounded

This was an event during the 3rd Carnatic War


In 1756 the Seven Years War erupted in Europe which led to conflict between France and Britain in India. After the Recapture of Calcutta, Clive determined attack the French settlement at Chandernagore. His force occupied the town surrounding the fort and siege guns were disembarked from Watson's squadron. On 23 March there was a heavy artillery duel between the British ships and the fort guns. Eventually the French asked for terms and the British occupied the fort.

Clive's Army

Watson's Squadron


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography
Robert Clive (1725-74)
George Pocock (1706-92)
Pierre Renault
Charles Watson (1714-57)

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Chandannagar
Variants: Chandernagore/Chandernagar

External Links

Carnatic Wars Heritage History
Wikipedia 3rd Carnatic War Wikipedia
British expedition against Chandernagore
Capture of Chandernagore Google Books
Life of Robert Lord Clive Google Books