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 - François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly) (1722-1788)

 
Avant garde, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville) (1729-1811)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hercule (74) Chevalier Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie (1741-1782)
Le Neptune (74) Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches) (1727-1793)
Le Diadème (74)  
Le Souverain (74) 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) Pierre Joseph CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent (64) Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816) Captured
 
Corps de bataille, François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly) (1722-1788)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Scipion (74) Nicolas de Grimouard (1743-1794)
Le Brave (74) Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg d'Amblimont (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont) (1736-1797)
Le Citoyen (74) Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy) (1729-1789)
L'Hector (74)   Captured
Le César (74)   Burnt
Le Dauphin Royal (74)  
Le Languedoc (90) Jean-François d'Arros (Baron d'Argelos) (1726-1791)Fleet Flagship
La Ville de Paris (104) Velleon Captured
La Couronne (80) Claude Mithon de Senneville de Genouilly (Comte de Genouilly) (1725-1803)
L'Eveillé (64) Armand Le Gardeur de Tilly (1733-1812)
 
Arrière garde, Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Comte de Vaudreuil) (1728-1810)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Sceptre (74) Louis de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Comte de Vaudreuil) (1728-1810)
Le Glorieux (74)   Captured
Le Destin (74)  
Le Magnanime (74) Jean Antoine Le Bègue de Germiny (Comte de Germiny ) (1727-1808)
Le Refléchi (64)  
 
Escadre complémentaire, Jean Charles Régis Coriolis d'Espinouse
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Conquérant (74) Chevalier Charles-Marie de La Grandière (Seigneur de Boisgauthier) (1729-1812)
Le Magnifique (74)  
Le Triomphant (80) Louis-Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil) (1724-1802), Chevalier Jean-François du Cheyron du Pavillon (1730-1782)Squadron Flagship
Le Bourgogne (74) Chevalier Charles de Casamajor-Charritte (Comte de Charitte) (1733-1815)
Le Duc de Bourgogne (80) Chevalier Nicolas Louis de Durfort (Baron de Durfort) (1736-1784)
Le Marseillais (74) Chevalier Henri-César de Castellane Masjastres (Marquis de Majastre dit "Castellane-Majastre") (1733-1789)
 
Battellerie
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aimable (32)  
L'Amazone (32)  
La 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 Cornish (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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