Attack on Ribadeo

16th September 1719
Fought at : Ribadeo - Spain

On September 15th, Johnson, in the Weymouth, having the Winchester and Dursley Galley in company, heard that there were two Spanish men-of-war and a large merchantman lying in Rivadeo. Accordingly the Weymouth and Winchester appeared off the port on the following day; boats were sent in to take soundings; and the two ships anchored alongside the enemy and abreast of a battery of eight guns. The battery was taken, the men-of-war were destroyed, and the merchantman was brought off.

 

Great Britain

 
British Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Weymouth (50) Sir Robert Johnson (d.1723)Squadron Flagship
Winchester (50) James Stewart (c.1678-1757)
 

 
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