What was the Invasion of Jersey (1779)?

Introduction The Invasion of Jersey was a failed French attack on British-held Jersey in 1779, during the American Revolutionary War. Refer to Battle of Jersey (1781). Battle A letter from Major Moses Corbet, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, reported that on 01 May 1779, a French force attempted a landing at St Ouen’s Bay. Early that… Read More


What was the Battle of Jersey (1781)?

Introduction The Battle of Jersey took place on 06 January 1781 when French forces during the American Revolutionary War unsuccessfully invaded the British-ruled island of Jersey to remove the threat it posed to French and American shipping. Jersey provided a base for British privateers, and France was engaged in the war as an ally of… Read More