Action of 5th April 1757

5th April 1757
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Happy vs Infernal 4.1757
Next action : l'Aquilon vs Antelope 14.5.1757

Saunders sighted the French squadron and, being to leeward, formed his line. At sunset the French did the same, and began to fire at very long range. The British chased, and gained so much on them that the Guernsey and Princess Louisa were able to engage but in the night the French got away. The French squadron successfully passed the strait of Gibraltar and arrived in Louisbourg on 15.6.1757.

 

Great Britain (Royal Navy)

 
British Squadron, Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Culloden (74) Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)
Berwick (64) Robert Hughes (1716-1774)
Princess Louisa (60) William Lloyd (1725-1796)
Guernsey (50) Mark Milbanke (1724-1805)
Portland (50) Jervis Maplesden (d.1781)
 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

 
French squadron, Joseph-François de Noble du Revest

Four ships of the line

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Hector (74) Joseph-François de Noble du RevestSquadron Flagship
L'Achille (64) Pannat
Vaillant (64) Surin de Murat
Le Sage (64) d’Abon
L'Abénaquise (36) Mac Carthy
La Comète (30)  
 

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