Battle of 1703/07/07

7th July 1703
Part of : War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714)
Previous action : Cap de la Roque 22.5.1703
Next action : Action of 1704-03-12 12.3.1703/4

 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale) - René Trouin (Sieur du Gué) (1673-1736)

 
French Squadron, René Trouin (Sieur du Gué) (1673-1736)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Eclatant (68) René Trouin (Sieur du Gué) (1673-1736)Squadron Flagship
Le Furieux (58) Desmarets Herpin
Le Bienvenu (30) des Marques
 

Dutch Republic (State Navy) - Paulus van der Dussen (1658-1707)

 
Dutch Fleet, Paulus van der Dussen (1658-1707)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Zeelandia (66)  Squadron Flagship
 

Notes on Action


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Dutch War Fleet of 15 vessels under Admiral Van der Dussen for the escort of the Dutch Fleet of India against French Squadron

Encounter in the fog : not all ships must have participate .

Overijssel , Captain Boddan , first vessel in the line , was incapacited  in 4 volleys of the Eclatant . Four ships , who  attacked  the Furieux and Bienvenu , went to aid the crew of  Overijssel . The french ships escape .

30 french out of commission : just in the Eclatant or all the squadron ?

No words on the privateers




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