Battle of the Saintes

Bataille de la Dominique

Battle of Dominica

12th April 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action off Dominique 9.4.1782
Next action : Battle of the Mona Passage 19.4.1782

 

Royaume de France - Chevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse) (1722-1788)

 
Avant garde, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville) (1729-1811)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hercule (74) Chevalier Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie (1741-1782)
Le Neptune (74) Charles Sochet (Seigneur Des Touches) (1727-1793)
Le Diadème (74)  
Le Souverain (74) Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès) (1728-1803)
Le Palmier (74) de Martelly-Chautard
Le Northumberland (74) Saint Cézaire (d.1782)
L'Auguste (84) de CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent (64) Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816) Captured
 
Corps de bataille, Chevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse) (1722-1788)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Scipion (74) Nicolas Henri de Grimouard (1743-1794)
Brave (74) Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont) (1736-1797)
Le Citoyen (74) Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy) (1729-1789)
Le Hector (74)   Captured
Le César (74)   Burnt
Le Dauphin Royal (74)  
Le Languedoc (90) ArgelosFleet Flagship
La Ville de Paris (104) Velleon Captured
La Couronne (80)  
L'Eveillé (64) Armand Le Gardeur de Tilly (1733-1812)
 
Arrière garde, Jean-Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Comte de Vaudreuil) (1728-1810)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Sceptre (74) Jean-Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Comte de Vaudreuil) (1728-1810)
Le Glorieux (74)   Captured
Le Destin (74)  
Le Magnanime (74)  
Le Refléchi (64)  
 
Escadre complémentaire, Jean Charles Régis Coriolis d'Espinouse
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Conquérant (74) Chevalier Charles-Marie de La Grandière (1729-1812)
Le Magnifique (74)  
Le Triomphant (80)  Squadron Flagship
Le Bourgogne (74)  
Le Duc de Bourgogne (80) Chevalier Nicolas Louis de Durfort (Baron de Durfort) (1736-1784)
Le Marseillais (74)  
Le Pluton (74)  
 
Battellerie
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aimable (32)  
L'Amazone (32)  
Le Galatée (32)  
Richmond (32)  
La Cérès (18)  
Le Clairvoyant (14)  
 

Great Britain

 
British Van
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Royal Oak (74) Thomas Burnett (1724-1783)8 Killed, 30 Wounded
Alfred (74)  †12 killed, 40 wounded CO Killed
Montagu (74) George Bowen14 killed, 29 wounded
Yarmouth (64) John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817), Anthony Parrey (d.1789)14 killed, 33 wounded
Valiant (74) Samuel Granston Goodall (d.1801)10 killed, 28 wounded
Barfleur (98) John Knight (1747-1831)Squadron Flagship 10 killed, 37 wounded
Monarch (74) Lord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808)16 killed, 33 wounded
Warrior (74) Sir James Wallace (c.1732-1803)5 killed, 21 wounded
Belliqueux (64) Thomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794), Andrew Sutherland (d.1795)4 killed, 10 wounded
Centaur (74) John Nicholson Inglefield (1748-1828)No returns known
Magnificent (74) Robert Linzee (c.1740-1805)6 killed, 11 wounded
Prince William (64) George Wilkinson (c.1729-1782), James Vashon (1742-1827)No casualties
 
British Center
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Bedford (74) William Scott17 wounded
Ajax (74) Nicholas Charrington (d.1803)9 killed, 40 wounded
Repulse (64) Thomas Dumaresq (1729-1802)3 killed, 11 wounded
Canada (76) The Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)12 killed, 23 wounded
Saint Albans (64) Charles Inglis (c.1731-1791)6 wounded
Namur (90) Robert Fanshawe (1740-1823)6 killed, 25 wounded
Formidable (98) John Symons (c.1732-1799), Sir Charles Douglas (1st Baronet Carr) (1726/27-1789), James Cranstoun (d.1797)Fleet Flagship 15 killed, 39 wounded
Duke (98) Alan Gardner (1742-1809)13 killed, 60 wounded
Agamemnon (64) Benjamin Caldwell (1739-1820)15 killed, 23 wounded
Resolution (74) Lord Robert Manners (1758-1782), John Symons (c.1732-1799)4 killed, 23 wounded
Hercules (74) Henry Savage (d.1823)6 killed, 19 wounded
Prothee (64) Charles Buckner (1736-c.1811)5 killed, 25 wounded
America (64) Samuel Thompson (1718-1813)1 killed, 1 wounded
 
British Rear
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Russell (74) James Saumarez (1757-1836)10 killed, 29 wounded
Fame (74) Robert Barber (c.1731-1782)3 killed, 12 wounded
Anson (64) William Blair (1741-1782)3 killed, 13 wounded CO Killed
Torbay (74) John Lewis Gidoin (c.1727-1796)10 killed, 25 wounded
Prince George (98) James Williams9 killed, 24 wounded
Princessa (70) Charles KnatchbullSquadron Flagship 3 killed, 22 wounded
Conqueror (74) George Balfour (c.1720-1794)7 killed, 23 wounded
Nonsuch (64) William Truscott (1734-1798)3 killed, 3 wounded
Alcide (74) Charles Thompson (1740-1799)No casualty returns
Arrogant (74) Samuel Pitchford (1739-1816)no casualties
Marlborough (74) Taylor Penny (c.1722-1786)3 killed, 16 wounded
 
British Frigates
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Endymion (44) Edward Tyrrel Smith
Fortunee (38) Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)
Flora (36) Samuel Marshall (1741-1795)
Nymphe (36) John Ford (c.1738-1796)
Convert (32) Henry Harvey (1737-1810)
Alarm (32) Charles Cotton (1753-1812)
Andromache (32) George Anson Byron (d.1793)
Lizard (28) Edmund Dodd (1734-1815)
Sibyl (28) John Rodney (1765-1847)
Triton (28) John McLaurin (d.1792)
Champion (24) Thomas West, Alexander Hood (1758-1798)
Eurydice (24) George Wilson
Zebra (16) John Bourchier (1747-1808)
Blast (8) Charles William Paterson (1756-1841) Fireship
Shark (16) John Maitland (d.1790) Fireship
Germaine (14) George Augustus Keppel (d.1782)
Alert (14) James Vashon (1742-1827)
Alecto (12) Richard Fisher
 

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