Action of 30th April 1780

30th April 1780
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Battle of Martinique 17.4.1780
Next action : Action of March 15 1780 15.5.1780


Great Britain

British Flotilla
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Louden (24) Stephen Rains (c.1728-?)
Ariadne (20) Mathew Squire (d.1800)
Fury (16) Alexander Agnew (c.1741-1792)

Royaume de France

French Privateers

Three French privateers.

Ship NameCommanderNotes

Notes on Action


All three British captains were court martialed on 28th May as an 'Enquiry into their conduct', Agnew and Raines were found guilty of ignoring orders and failing to do their utmost and dismissed the service. Squires was honourably acquited.

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