New Providence Island where Americans Landed
Commodore Hopkins, aboard the Continental Navy ship ALFRED, took several continental ships to New Providence Island, Bahamas, where he directed a landing on the island for the purpose of capturing gunpowder and other military stores. The landing of 200 Mariens took place on 3 March 1775. The island was taken without firing a shot and the British governor was taken prisoner.
From A Naval History of the American Revolution, by Allen
Naval History and Heritage Command