Action of 1780-05-15

15th May 1780
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Battle of Martinique 17th April 1780
Next action : Action of 1780-05-19 19th May 1780

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Princess Royal 98Harry Harmwood
Cornwall 74Timothy Edwards
Albion 74George Bowyer
Triumph 74Philip Affleck
Suffolk 74Abraham Crespin
Magnificent 74John Elphinston
Elizabeth 74Frederick Maitland
Grafton 74Thomas Newnham
Conqueror 74Thomas Watson
Vengeance 74John Holloway
Montagu 74John Houlton
Ajax 74Samuel Uvedale
Yarmouth 64Nathaniel Bateman
Trident 64John Thomas
Intrepid 64James Ferguson
Stirling Castle 64Robert Carkett
Vigilant 64Sir George Home
Centurion 50Samuel Wittewronge Clayton
Venus -> 1807 Heroine 36James Ferguson
Andromeda 28Henry Bryne
Greyhound 28Archibald Dickson
 

Royaume de France

 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Triomphant 80 
Fendant 74 de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil)
Vengeur 64 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 21st of March 2014 07:20

A month after the Battle of Martinique [17/4/1780] on 15 May, the fleets met again and after a few days of maneuvering the head of the British line confronted the rear-most French warships. Albion, leading the vanguard of the British fleet suffered heavy casualties, but with little to show for it. Just four days later the two fleets clashed for the third time but again it was indecisive with Albion heavily engaged as before, suffering numerous casualties in the process

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