Dominica Military

Dominica 1997

Dominica is a country located in North America. According to AbbreviationFinder, DM is the two-letter ISO code of Dominica, and DMA is the three-letter country abbreviation for Dominica.

Yearbook 1997

Dominica. During the year, the World Trade Organization found that the EU favored its former colonies in the Caribbean at the expense of banana growing and banana exporting countries in Latin America. The former British colony of Dominica was one of the countries favored by the WTO. In Dominica, the ban accounts for about 80% of export earnings and it was thought that a change of EU rules towards the WTO recommended would be a disaster for the country’s economy. According to Countryaah, the national day of Dominica is November 3. The WTO’s decision was the third negative for the EU in the same case and it was uncertain whether a further EU appeal would lead to any other decision.

Dominica Military

The Battle of Dominica. – This is the name of the great battle fought between the French and the English in the channel that separates that island from the Maria Galante island, during the great war of independence of the American colonies, by some naval writers. It is called the Saints by the English, from the name of the islets that rise in the middle of the canal. The French admiral de Grasse (v.), At the head of as many as 33 ships of the line, from Martinique was preparing to take to the sea to attack the island of Jamaica, belonging to the English, subject to agreements with Admiral Solano, who he commanded a team of Spanish vessels in the waters of San Domingo. But the English admiral Rodney (v.), Already famous for many important naval enterprises, watched. Lying near Santa Lucia, he suddenly swooped down with his 36 vessels on the convoy carrying the expeditionary force. De Grasse rushed to defend him, trying not to commit himself fully, wishing to make his conjunction with the Spaniards; but having one of his vessels seriously damaged due to a false maneuver, in order not to abandon it, the French admiral rescued the convoy, slowed the march of the entire squad (April 12, 1782). Then came one of the bloodiest and most decisive naval battles of that campaign. Admiral Rodney, favored by the wind, thought of cutting the enemy line at the level of the fifth vessel, thus putting all the effort on a section of the French army, which remained divided into two parts. This maneuver decided victory: of the ten attacked French vessels, not one was saved: the flagship, after a strenuous defense, had to surrender; de Grasse was taken prisoner; five other vessels lowered the flag; others sank. The rest of the army could hardly escape to safety at Sant’Eustachio.

The effect of the battle was great: France, also beaten near Gibraltar, lost the dominion of the seas, and although Rodney had not shown much care in pursuing the enemy, perhaps prevented by the enormous damage suffered by his ships, the announcement victory hastened the conclusion of the peace, and Rodney was celebrated as a great naval captain.