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Action of April 5 1757

5th April 1757
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Happy vs Infernal 4.1757
Next action : Unicorn vs Invincible 2.5.1757

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 SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Culloden (74) 1747-1770
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Alexander Arthur HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
Berwick (64) 1743-1760
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Robert HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
Princess Louisa (60) 1744-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
Guernsey (50) 1740-1786
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1769 Renamed "Guernsey Hulk"
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
Portland (50) 1744-1763
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Jervis MaplesdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1727
 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

 
French squadron,
Joseph-François de Noble du RevestFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757

Four ships of the line

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hector (74) 1755-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Joseph-François de Noble du RevestFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Squadron Flagship
L'Achille (64) 1747-1761
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
PannatFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Le Vaillant (64) 1755-1783
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Surin de MuratFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Le Sage (64) 1751-1768
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles Auguste d’Abon (Comte d’Abon)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
L'Abénaquise (38) 1756-1757
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Demi-Batterie
Chevalier Charles Mac CarthyFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1745-1757
La Comète (30) 1752-1761
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
 

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