Event Summary

Vera Cruz landing

Date

March 9, 1847

Description

Naval force under command of Matthew C. Perry, aboard steam frigate Mississippi, launches successful amphibious assault on Mexican coastal city of Vera Cruz, allowing general Winfield Scott to capture the city; other naval engagements off California coast

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

656