2nd Battle of Cuddalore

20th June 1783
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Attack on Turk's Island 7th March 1783 - 8th March 1783
Next action : Affair in Delaware Bay 29th July 1813


Royaume de France

French Line of Battle, Pierre-Andre de Suffren
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Le Sphinx (64) 64 
Le Brillant (64) 64 
Fendant (74) 74 
Le Flamand (56) 56 
Ajax (64) 64 Dupas de la Manceliere
L'Annibal (74) 74 
L'Argonaute (74) 74 
Héros (74) 74 Fleet Flagship
L'Illustre (74) 74 Squadron Flagship
Le Saint Michel (64) 60 
Vengeur (64) 64 
Sévère (64) 64 
Petit Hannibal (50) 50 
Hardi (64) 64 
L'Artesien (64) 64 
Not in the Line
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Apollon (40) 40 
Cleopatre (32) 32 
Le Coventry (28) 28 

Great Britain

British Line of Battle, Sir Edward Hughes
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Defence (74) 74Thomas Newnham
Isis (50) 50Thomas Newnham
Gibraltar (80) 80Thomas HicksSquadron Flagship
Inflexible (64) 64The Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd
Monmouth (64) 64James Alms
Africa (64) 64Robert M'Dougall
Eagle (64) 64William Clark
Worcester (64) 64Charles Hughes
Sultan (74) 74Andrew Mitchell
Superb (74) 74Henry NewcomeFleet Flagship
Monarca (68) 68John Gell
Burford (68) 68Peter Rainier
Sceptre (64) 64Samuel Graves
Magnanime (64) 64Charles Wolseley
Hero (74) 74Theophilius JonesSquadron Flagship Flagship of Commodore Richard King
Bristol (50) 50James Burney
Exeter (64) 64John Samuel Smith
Cumberland (74) 74William Allen
Not in the Line
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
San Carlos (22) 22William White
Harriott (22) 22Thomas Stephenson
Chaser (18) 18Edward Buller
Juno (32) 32James Montagu
Medea (28) 28Erasmus Gower
Seahorse (24) 24Robert Montagu
Pondicherry (18) 18Thomas Saunders Grove



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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 4th of September 2017 06:06

I have the captains for the French fleet as:
Battle of Cuddalore
Ships under Admiral Suffren

Sphinx64 Captain De Laroche
Brillant64 Captain Kersauson
Fendant74 Captain Peynier
Flamand56 Captain De Salvert
Ajax64 Captain De Lamonceliere
Petit-Annibal50 Captain De Beaulieu [Ex British ship]
Argonaute74 Captain De Clavieres
Heros74 Captain De Moissac Fleet Flagship
Illustre74 Captain Bruyeres Squadron Flagship
Saint-Michel60 Captain Beaumont-Lemaitre
Vengeur64 Captain De Cuverville
Severe64 Captain De Langle
Annibal74 Captain D'Aymar
Hardi64 Captain Kerhue
Artesien64 Captain De Maurville

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