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Action off Martinique

31st October 1745
Part of : War of the Austrian Succession (1740/12/16 - 1748/10/18)
Previous action : Jersey v St Esprit 26.7.1745
Next action : Action of 1746-05-01 1.5.1746

 

Great Britain (Royal Navy) -
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1746

 
British Squadron,
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1746
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Dorsetshire (80) 1712-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Edmund TollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1762
Squadron Flagship
 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale) -
Chevalier Hilarion Josselin Duguay (Comte )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1760

 
French Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Magnanime (74) 1744-1748
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Hilarion Josselin Duguay (Comte )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1760
Squadron Flagship
Le Rubis (54) 1728-1747
French 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
 

Notes on Action


Descriptionref:673

Combat fought in front of Martinique, on October 31, 1745 , by the 74th vessel the Magnanime and the Rubis in 1745-1746 in escort of convoys to Martinique and distinguished himself by the skill of his maneuvers by forcing the harbor of Fort Royal blocked by the English squadron of Townsend .

Duguay commanded the "Magnanime" and the "Rubis" : commander of the French Squadron ?



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IDNameAuthorType
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site

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