Capture of the Portsmouth

9th August 1689
Part of : War of the Grand Alliance (1688 - 1697)
Previous action : Battle of Bantry Bay 1.5.1689
Next action : Action of 4th October 1689 4.10.1689


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Marquis (60) Max du Périer (Chevalier du Mesné) (1640-1689)27 deads and wounded CO Killed

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Portsmouth (34) George St Loe (d.1689)150 deads and wounded Captured

Notes on Action

Capture of PortsmouthBWAS-1603

After the capture , arrival of a squadron of english ships , the "Portsmouth" without mast , is burnt to avoid his retrievial

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Posted by gauthard serge on Saturday 21st of January 2017 16:35

Captain : George Saint Loe tué au combat.
vaisseau : PORTSMOUTH : démâté et amariné après 3 heures de combat mais une division de vaisseaux anglais apparaît à l'horizon . le vaisseau MARQUIS est trop lent avec le PORTSMOUTH en remorque pour échapper à l'ennmi. donc le PORTSMOUTH est brulé.

bye ,serge

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