The Marines Go to the Bahamas (Part 2)


This week, we explore the Battle of Nassau and take a look at the first amphibious landing conducted by Marines. We focus on the decisions and strategy of Commodore Esek Hopkins, as he commands the Continental Navy, as well as Captain Samuel Nicholas as he leads his 234 Marines and 50 sailors into battle. This battle will be a big success for the American’s and provide the colonies with a significant amount of supplies to support the revolutionary war.