Action of 1745-07-03

3rd July 1745
Fought at : Ostend - Flanders
Part of : War of the Austrian Succession (1740/12/16 - 1748/10/18)
Previous action : Anglesea vs Apollon 28.3.1745
Next action : Lion v L'Elizabeth 9.7.1745


Great Britain (Royal Navy)

British Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Bridgewater (24) Lord George Graham (1715-1746/47)
Sheerness (24) William Gordon (1705-1769)
Ursula (16) John Ferguson (c.1708-1767)

Royaume de France (Private Owners)

French Privateer Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Royal (28)   Captured
La Duchesse de Penthièvre (26) Jean Salle Captured
Name Unknown (12)  Escape to Dunkirk
Name Unknown Virginia Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Virginia Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Virginia Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Scotish Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Bremener Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Bremener Prize   Captured
Name Unknown Large Prize   Captured

Notes on Action

Description BG

Admiralty Office, June 28.
Advices from Ostend, dated July 4, N. 5, give the following Account.
Yesterday Afternoon Lord George Graham, in his Majesty's Ship the Bridgewater, of 24 Guns, Captain Gordon, in the Sheerness of 24 Guns, and Lieutenant Fergussone in the Ursula armed Vessel of 16 Guns, anchored in Sight of this town. This Morning, about Half past One o'Clock, the town was alarmed with firing, which arose from the three abovementioned ships being engaged with three Dunkirk Privateers, the Royal of 28 Guns, the Dutchess de Penthievre of 26 Guns, a Dogger of 12 Guns, and seven Prizes which they had taken and were carrying to Dunkirk.The Fight was obstinate till about Four o'Clock, when the four large frizes, three of
them Virginia Ships, struck to the Sheerness,  the two large Privateers to the Bridgewater and two Bremeners and a Scotch Brig struck to the Ursula, but the Dogger Privateer made her Escape. The Bridgewater, Sheerness, two large Privateers, and four large prizes, struck the ground, but were all got off the following tide, except one of the Privateers.


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