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|caption= Capture of the Dutch fleet by the French forces
 
|caption= Capture of the Dutch fleet by the French forces
 
|date=23 january 1795
 
|date=23 january 1795
|place=Den Helder, Netherlands
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|place=[[Den Helder]], Netherlands
 
|result=Capture of the Dutch fleet
 
|result=Capture of the Dutch fleet
 
|combatant1={{flag|Dutch Republic}}
 
|combatant1={{flag|Dutch Republic}}
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The '''capture of the Dutch fleet at Den Helder''' by the [[Hussar|8th Hussar]] and the [[Line Infantry|15th Line Infantry Regiment]] of the [[French Revolutionary Army]] occurred during the night of the 23 January 1795, during the [[French Revolutionary Wars]].
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The '''capture of the Dutch fleet at [[Den Helder]]''' by the [[Hussar|8th Hussar]] and the [[Line Infantry|15th Line Infantry Regiment]] of the [[French Revolutionary Army]] occurred during the night of the 23 January 1795, during the [[French Revolutionary Wars]].
   
 
General [[Jean-Charles Pichegru|Pichegru]] was commanding the autumn 1794 campaign during which the conquest of Netherlands occurred. The French Army entered Amsterdam on the 19 January 1795 to stay there over winter.
 
General [[Jean-Charles Pichegru|Pichegru]] was commanding the autumn 1794 campaign during which the conquest of Netherlands occurred. The French Army entered Amsterdam on the 19 January 1795 to stay there over winter.
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==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
 
[[File:Texel 1.jpg|left|thumb|275px|''Prise de la flotte Anglo-Batave, arrêtée par les glaces dans les eaux du Texel pendant l'hiver de 1795''. by Charles Louis Mozin.]]
 
[[File:Texel 1.jpg|left|thumb|275px|''Prise de la flotte Anglo-Batave, arrêtée par les glaces dans les eaux du Texel pendant l'hiver de 1795''. by Charles Louis Mozin.]]
Well informed, the general found out that a [[Royal Dutch Navy|Dutch fleet]] was anchored at Den Helder, approximately eighty kilometers north from Amsterdam. The ongoing winter was extremely cold, so much so that the rivers and seashores were frozen solid. [[Brigadier general]] [[Jean-Guillaume de Winter]] was ordered by Pichegru to take the head of a squadron of the 8th Hussar. This Dutchman was fighting along with the French since 1787, and would later command the Dutch fleet in the [[Battle of Camperdown]]. He arrived at Den Helder with his troops during the night of the 23 January 1795. The Dutch fleet was there as planned, trapped by ice. Each Hussar had brought on his an infantryman of the 15th Line Infantry Regiment.
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Well informed, the general found out that a [[Royal Dutch Navy|Dutch fleet]] was anchored at [[Den Helder]], approximately eighty kilometers north from Amsterdam. The ongoing winter was extremely cold, so much so that the rivers and seashores were frozen solid. [[Brigadier general]] [[Jean-Guillaume de Winter]] was ordered by Pichegru to take the head of a squadron of the 8th Hussar. This Dutchman was fighting along with the French since 1787, and would later command the Dutch fleet in the [[Battle of Camperdown]]. He arrived at Den Helder with his troops during the night of the 23 January 1795. The Dutch fleet was there as planned, trapped by ice. Each Hussar had brought on his an infantryman of the 15th Line Infantry Regiment.
   
 
After a very careful approach to avoid awakening the Dutch sailors, lieutenant-colonel [[Louis Joseph Lahure]] launched the assault. The ice did not break up, and the Dutch ship were boarded by the cavalry that managed to get on the decks.
 
After a very careful approach to avoid awakening the Dutch sailors, lieutenant-colonel [[Louis Joseph Lahure]] launched the assault. The ice did not break up, and the Dutch ship were boarded by the cavalry that managed to get on the decks.

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