Action off Dominique

9th April 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Success vs Santa Catalina 16th March 1782
Next action : Battle of the Saintes 12th April 1782

Action between 16 ships from the british fleet and the french "avant-garde" squadron reinforced by 3 additional vessels. Lieutenant-Général de Grasse stopped the engagement to avoid being brought too far from the escorted convoy.

The brithish ships looked to avoid the battle and close the fleet major part


British squadron

16 ships

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes

Avant garde française, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Hercule -> 1795 Hydre 74Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie
Neptune 74 Charles Sochet (Seigneur Des Touches)
Le Souverain -> 1792 Peuple Souverain 74Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)
Le Palmier 74 de Martelly-Chautard
L'Auguste -> 1793 Jacobin -> 1794 Neuf Thermidor 84 de CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent 64Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny
Scipion 74Nicolas Henri de Grimouard
Brave 74 Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont)
Le Hector 74 
Le César 74 
Le Dauphin Royal 74 
Renforts de la flotte
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Le Northumberland 74 Saint Cézaire
Le Citoyen 74 Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy)
Glorieux 74 


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