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Battle of Cape Spartel

20th October 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action of 18 October 1782 18.10.1782
Next action : Ruby v La Solitaire 6.12.1782

 

Allied (Royaume de France & Spain)

 
Spanish Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Nuestra Señora de la Santisima Trinidad (116) 1769-1805
Spanish 116 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
San Vicente Ferrer (80) 1768-1797
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Rayo (80) 1749-1805
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Rafael (80) 1771-1805
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Justo (74) 1779-1828
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
España (74) 1757-1809
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Lorenzo (74) 1768-1815
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Juan Araoz y CaroSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1782
San Juan Bautista (74) 1772-1809
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Isidro (74) 1768-1797
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Justo Riquelme y SalafrancaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1832
Firme (74) 1755-1805
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Joaquín (74) 1771-1817
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Galicia (70) 1750-1797
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Santa Isabel (68) 1767-1803
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Brillante (68) 1754-1790
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Vencedor (68) 1755-1810
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Terrible (68) 1755-1811
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Arrogante (68) 1754-1797
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Guerrero (68) 1755-1850
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Serio (68) 1752-1805
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Triunfante (68) 1756-1795
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Septentrion (64) 1751-1784
Spanish 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Isidoro (64) 1776-1794
Spanish 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 2 Wounded
Castilla (60) 1780-1808
Spanish 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
French Ships,
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Invincible (100) 1780-1808
French 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Squadron Flagship
Le Majestueux (106) 1780-1808
French 106 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1797 Renamed "Républicain"
 
Le Royal Louis (106) 1780-1794
French 106 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Républicain"
Antoine-Hilarion de BeaussetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782
La Bretagne (110) 1766-1796
French 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1793 Renamed "Révolutionnaire"
 
L'Actif (74) 1757-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Le Dictateur (74) 1782-1807
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Liberté"
 
Le Guerrier (74) 1753-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Robuste (74) 1758-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Suffisant (74) 1782-1793
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Zodiaque (74) 1756-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
L'Indien (64) 1770-1783
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
Unengaged Spanish Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Purisima Concepcion (112) 1779-1810
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
San Fernando (80) 1765-1813
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Tomas GeraldinoSpanish
Naval Sailor
África (74) 1752-1809
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Miño (74) 1779-1808
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Juan ObandoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1832
San Eugenio (70) 1775-1804
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Antonio Del MonteSpanish
Naval Sailor
,
Ignacio Duque de EstradaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Oriente (68) 1753-1808
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
San Julian (64) 1781-1819
Spanish 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Francisco Hidalgo de Cisneros y la TorreSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1831
Astuto (60) 1759-1810
Spanish 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
Unengaged French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Terrible (110) 1780-1804
French 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
Le Bien Aimé (74) 1769-1786
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Lion (64) 1751-1785
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Santa Natalia (22) 1780-1791
Spanish 22 Gun
6th Rate Sloop
Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros y la TorreSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1875
 

Great Britain

 
The Vanguard Squadron - Lead Division,
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Britannia (100) 1762-1825
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1812 Renamed "Princess Royal"
1812 Renamed "Saint George"
1819 Renamed "Barfleur"
Joseph PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
,
Benjamin HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1783
Squadron Flagship
Atlas (98) 1782-1802
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
George VandeputBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Royal William (84) 1757-1813
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
Goliath (74) 1781-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Panther (60) 1758-1813
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Robert SimontonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1795
Ruby (64) 1776-1821
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
 
The Vanguard Squadron - Rear Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Blenheim (90) 1761-1801
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Adam DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1849
Squadron Flagship
Foudroyant (80) 1758-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John JervisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1806
Edgar (74) 1779-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1814 Renamed "Retribution"
William CayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1795
Suffolk (74) 1765-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1802
Polyphemus (64) 1782-1827
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
Vigilant (64) 1774-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
 
The Main Squadron - Lead Division,
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
,
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
Fleet Flagship
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
Alexander (74) 1778-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1782
Crown (64) 1782-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel ReeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
Sampson (64) 1781-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1791
 
The Main Squadron - Rear Division,
Lord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Queen (90) 1769-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
Bellona (74) 1760-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard OnslowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1805
Egmont (74) 1768-1799
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
Asia (64) 1764-1804
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Lead Division,
Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Princess Amelia (80) 1757-1788
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1784
Squadron Flagship
Dublin (74) 1757-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
Fortitude (74) 1780-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HoworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1799
Raisonable (64) 1768-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Lord John Augustus HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Rear Division,
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ocean (90) 1761-1791
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
Squadron Flagship
Union (90) 1756-1816
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1802 Renamed "Sussex"
John DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. Keith StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1794
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John MoutrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1783
Buffalo (30) 1777-1783
British 30 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
 
British Frigates and Other Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Latona (38) 1781-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Hugh Seymour ConwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Berwick (74) 1775-1795
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. Charles PhippsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1783
 

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