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Battle of Trincomalee

3rd September 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Bellone vs Coventry 12.8.1782
Next action : Action of 1782-09-05 5.9.1782

 

Great Britain

 
British Battle Line,
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Superb (74) 1760-1783
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Fleet Flagship
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
William ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
Squadron Flagship
Sultan (74) 1775-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1805 Renamed "Suffolk"
James WattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
CO Killed
Burford (68) 1757-1785
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805
Monarca (68) 1780-1791
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John GellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1805
Sceptre (64) 1781-1799
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1803
Eagle (64) 1774-1812
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Buckingham"
Ambrose ReddallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1783
Exeter (64) 1763-1784
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
Isis (50) 1774-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. Thomas LumleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1782
CO Killed
Monmouth (64) 1772-1818
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1796 Renamed "Captivity"
James AlmsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1784
Worcester (64) 1769-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1788 Renamed "Worcester Hulk"
Charles WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1782
CO Killed
 
Not in Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
 
Combustion (8) 1781-1784
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
Theophilius JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1825
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Magnanime (64) 1780-1794
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles WolseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1805
Active (32) 1780-1796
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Thomas MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1810
Coventry (28) 1757-1783
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
Medea (28) 1778-1805
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Erasmus GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
San Carlos (22) 1779-1784
British 22 Gun
Unrated Storeship
John Samuel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
 

Royaume de France

 
French Battle Line,
Chevalier Pierre-Andre de SuffrenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1780
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Orient (74) 1759-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
L'Annibal (74) 1778-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1786 Renamed "Achille"
Bernard Boudin de Tromelin (Seigneur de Tromelin)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1784
Le Sévère (64) 1778-1784
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
de Cillart (Chevalier de Cillart)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1782
Le Brillant (64) 1774-1797
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
L'Artesien (64) 1765-1786
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Le Sphinx (64) 1775-1802
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles Louis du Chilleau (Vicomte du Chilleau)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
Le Bizarre (64) 1751-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Saint Michel (60) 1741-1787
French 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Flamand (56) 1765-1786
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Eléonor Jacques Marie Stanislas Périer de SalvertFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1762-1783
Le Petit Hannibal (50) 1782-1792
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
Ajax (64) 1779-1801
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1779 Renamed "Ajax"
René Joseph Bouvet de PrécourtFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1782
,
Beaumont le MaîtreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
Le Héros (74) 1778-1793
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Fleet Flagship
L'Illustre (74) 1781-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Vengeur (64) 1765-1785
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Louis Hyacinthe Cavelier de CuvervilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
La Consolante (38) 1775-1804
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
 
Not in Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Pourvoyeuse (38) 1772-1786
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
La Fine (32) 1779-1794
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
La Bellone (32) 1778-1798
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
 

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