Action of 30 May 1757

30th May 1757
Fought at : Ushant - English Channel - Brittany
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Unicorn vs Invincible 18.5.1757
Next action : Defence of the Southampton 25.7.1757

the Duc d'Aquitaine, French East-India ship, of 1,500 tons, mounting 50 long 18-pounders, with a crew of 463 men, was captured, after an hour's action, by the Eagle and Medway, 60 gun ships, Captains Hugh Palliser and Charles Proby. The Eagle had 10 men killed, and the Medway 10 wounded, before they compelled the French ship to strike.

This ship was pierced for 64 guns, and was purchased into the royal navy.


Great Britain

British Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Eagle (60) Hugh Palliser (1721/22-1796)
Medway (60) Charles Proby (d.1799)

Royaume de France (Compagnie des Indes)

French Ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Duc d'Aquitaine (64)   Captured



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