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Battle Name : Veere

Date(s) : 31 July 1809 - 01 August 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over Franco-Dutch Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This was the first action of the Walchern expedition. Most of the work was done by gunboats, one of which was lost, to subdue the fortress. Those of the garrison who escaped did so by boat.


A large island in the estuary of the Westerschelde southern Netherlands. (Netherlands)

Casualty figures

Franco-Dutch Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (50.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
35 (1.09%)