Meantime information of the sad accident had been conveyed on board the Seringapatam.
However, the Seringapatam only answered by showing her colours, and held on.
On the 30th of April the breaching battery opened against Seringapatam.
The island of Seringapatam was permanently occupied as a British possession.
General Floyd was sent, with the cavalry, to meet the Bombay force and escort it to Seringapatam.
She was called the "Seringapatam," and was the finest ship of the Pacific whaling-fleet, having been built for a ship-of-war.
In 1799 the district was included by the treaty of Seringapatam within the territory of the restored raja of Mysore.
He declared, in his boastful way, that we should see the Diamond on his finger, if the English army took Seringapatam.
It is fifty-five miles north-west of Bangalore, and about seventy north-east of Seringapatam.
They crossed the Cavery, the river of Seringapatam; and in ten minutes the British flag was on the top of the rampart!