Capture of the Diamond

20th September 1693
Part of : War of the Grand Alliance (1688 - 1697)
Previous action : Battle of Bear Bay 28.7.1693 - 7.8.1693
Next action : Bombardment of St Malo 16.11.1693 - 19.11.1693


Royaume de France (Private Owners) - Thomas de Vaujoyeux Avice (1642-1709)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Phélipeaux (44) Thomas de Vaujoyeux Avice (1642-1709)Fleet Flagship
Le Grénadan (28) Thomas Vaughan

Kingdom of England - Henry Wickham

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Diamond (46) Henry WickhamFleet Flagship Captured
Cygnet (8) John Perry (1670-1733/34) Captured

Notes on Action

Convoy attackref:801

Convoy of 12 sails returning from West India .

The two ship of the escort are captured with the merchand-ships.

Previous comments on this page

Posted by regis on Sunday 18th of March 2018 11:22

Updated , with La Roncière
but I have just read the listing of the"Archives of St Servan" and a third ship is : "Joseph" ??

Posted by Stefan Droste on Wednesday 14th of March 2018 00:18

There were only two French frigates involved: "Le Grénédane" (30, Cptn. Vaughan) and "Le Phelypeaux" (44, Cptn. Vaujoyeux).
The whole convoy was captured and braught to St. Malo.

Source: Charles de La Roncière, Histoire de la marine française, Vol. 6. Paris 1899, p.176-177.

Posted by gauthard serge on Sunday 3rd of July 2016 20:05

vaisseaux pélican et prudent ne sont pas présent à ce combat
vaisseaux présents :
- 36 phelypeaux : capitaine : thomas avice de Vaujoyeux.
- 30 grenedan : capitaine : thomas Vaughan ( jacobite ).
- xx notre dame de bon voyage : etienne des hayes de la Grande-Maison.

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