Marine Corps History: First Amphibious Landing
Carl | August 14, 2012
The first amphibious landing conducted by the Marine Corps took place at New Providence in the Bahamas.
New Providence was home to a British fort at the outset of the Revolutionary war.
The objective was to capture badly-needed supplies, especially gunpowder, from the British garrison.
In the course of two sorties, the Continental Marines seized shot, shells and cannons and gunpowder, along with several ships.
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