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Fort Amsterdam, Ghana

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Year built  1638
Fort Amsterdam, Ghana
Occupants  English (1631-1665) Netherlands (1665-1868)
Address  Kormantin- in the, Abandze, Ghana
Similar  Fort Patience, Fort Batenstein, Fort Metal Cross, Fort Coenraadsburg, Fort Nassau - Ghana

Fort amsterdam ghana


Fort Amsterdam is a fort in Kormantin, Central region, Ghana. It was built by the English between 1638 and 1645 as Fort Cormantin or Fort Courmantyne, and was captured by admiral Engel de Ruyter of the Dutch West India Company in 1665. It was subsequently made part of the Dutch Gold Coast, and remained part of it until the fort was traded with the British in 1868. The Fort is located at Abandze on the north-east of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

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History

Early in 1782, Captain Thomas Shirley in the 50-gun ship Leander and the sloop-of-war Alligator sailed to the Dutch Gold Coast. Britain was at war with The Netherlands and Shirley captured the small Dutch forts at Moree (Fort Nassau - 20 guns), Kormantin (Courmantyne or - 32 guns), Apam (Fort Lijdzaamheid or Fort Patience - 22 guns), Senya Beraku (Fort Goede Hoop - 18 guns), and Accra (Fort Crêvecoeur or Ussher Fort - 32 guns).

The village of Abandze has grown around the site of the fort today.

References

Fort Amsterdam, Ghana Wikipedia


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