Ambas Bay

Ambas Bay

Ambas Bay is a bay of southwest Cameroon, joining to the Gulf of Guinea. The port of Limbe lies along Ambas Bay. [1] Alfred Saker founded a settlement of freed slaves on the bay in 1858, which was lated renamed Victoria. [2] in 1884 Britain established the Ambas Bay Protectorate, of which Victoria was the capital. It was then ceded to Germany in 1887. [3]

Colonial governors of Ambas Bay (Victoria Colony)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Victoria Colony
1858 Foundation of Victoria Colony by English Baptist Missionary Society
1858 to 1876 Alfred Saker, Administrator  
1877 to 1878 George Grenfell, Administrator  
1878 to 1879 Q. W. Thomson, Administrator  
1879 to July 1884 ..., Administrator  
British Ambas Bay Protectorate
19 July 1884    
July 1884 to 21 April 1885 Edward H. Hewitt, Administrator  
21 April 1885 to 28 March 1887 ..., Administrator  
28 March 1887 Ambas Bay becomes part of German possessions


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Coordinates: 4°00′N 9°11′E / 4°N 9.183°E / 4; 9.183

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