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The Dutch former Colonies

Ghana

Fort Crevecoeur  Accra

In 1557 the Portuguese built a small fortified lodge in Accra, they in 1576, decided to enlarge the lodge and to build a strong fort, but in 1577-78 the Africans attacked the half-constructed fort and destroyed it.
 
In 1652 the Swedes built a lodge in Accra, in 1660 it was took by the Dutch. In 1661 the Danes occupied the place and built a fort named Fort Christiansborg, this fort was situated near two others forts: Fort Crevecoeur and Fort James, the former Dutch and the latter English. The Danish fort was located on a rock cliff near the African town of Osu and his position was the best of the three. The fort was in Danish hands for nearly two hundred years except for a short Portuguese occupation. On 2 December 1680 a Portuguese ship arrived at the Danish fort, the Danish Governor, Bolt, sold the fort to the Portuguese commander of the ship, Juliao de Campos Barreto. The Portuguese renamed it Fort Sao Francisco Xavier and built a chapel in the fort. The Portuguese abandoned the fort on 29 August 1682, it was then occupied by the Akwamu tribe until February 1683 when the Danes from nearby Fort Fredriksborg reoccupied it. In 1685 the Danes, moved theirs headquarters from Fort Fredriksborg to Fort Christiansborg. The fort was a square shaped, with four bastions. In 1693 an African tribe occupied the fort, but in 1694 the Danes retook it. The Danes made several attempt to established plantations near the fort and they also established, in 1800s an hill-station and a plantation at Kpomkpo (Frederiksberg), thirty–two Kilometers inland from Fort Christiansborg. In 1850 the Danes sold the Castle to the English.
 

Fort Crévecoeur,  Accra

 
 

Fort Crévecoeur,  Accra

 Dutch-and-British-forts-at-Accra,-with-a-floor-plan-of-the-British-Fort-St.-James

 

Fort Crévecoeur,  Accra

 

English-and-Dutch-forts-at-Akkra,-seen-from-the-north

Fort Crévecoeur,  Accra

Ussher-Fort,-also-known-as-Fort-Crevecoeur,-in-Accra

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