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Action of 8th March 1757

8th March 1757
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Expedition against Chandernagore 7.3.1757 - 1.4.1757
Next action : Tartar v Marie Victoire 27.3.1757

Three homeward bound East Indiamen were intercepted by two French privateers off the Cape of Good Hope.

Indiamen formed a line and beat the French off after a three hour engagement.

 

Great Britain (East India Company)

 
East Indiamen
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Godolphin (30) 1747-1763
British 30 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
William HutchinsonBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1751-1763
Suffolk (26) 1749-1761
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 Squadron Flagship
Houghton (26) 1751-1764
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
Richard WalpoleBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1751-1757
 

Royaume de France (Compagnie des Indes)

 
French Privateers
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Comte de Provence (68) 1756-1766
French 68 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
Jean-Jacques de La ChaiseFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1759
Squadron Flagship
La Sylphide (30) 1756-1761
French 30 Gun
Merchant Frigate
 
 

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