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) William Hutchinson
Suffolk (26)  Squadron Flagship
Houghton (26) Richard Walpole
 

Royaume de France (Compagnie des Indes)

 
French Privateers
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Comte de Provence (68) Jean-Jacques de La ChaiseSquadron Flagship
La Sylphide (30)  
 

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