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 18th October 1782
Next action : Ruby v La Solitaire 6th December 1782

 

Allied (Royaume de France & Spain)

 
The Spanish Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
The French Ships, Chevalier Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet (Comte de la Motte)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged Spanish Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged French Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Invincible (92) 100Chevalier Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet (Comte de la Motte)
San Vicente Ferrer (80) 80 
Rayo (80) 80 
San Fernando (80) 80Tomas Geraldino
Santa Isabel (74) 74 
San Isidro (74) 74Justo Riquelme y Salafranca
San Eugenio (70) 70Ignacio Duque de Estrada
África (70) 70Jose Antonio Eulalio Peralta y Rivera de las Roelas
San Juan Bautista (70) 70 
San Justo (70) 70 
San Lorenzo (70) 70Juan Araoz
España (68) 68 
Brillante (68) 68 
Septentrion (64) 64 
San Isidoro (64) 64 2 Wounded
San Julian (64) 64Francisco Hidalgo de Cisneros y la Torre
Astuto (60) 60 
Castilla (60) 60 
Santa Natalia (22) 22Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros y la Torre
 

Great Britain

 
The Vanguard Squadron - Lead Division, Samuel Barrington
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Britannia (100) 100James BradbySquadron Flagship
Atlas (98) 98George Vandeput
Royal William (84) 84John Carter Allen
Ganges (74) 74Charles Fielding
Goliath (74) 74Sir Hyde Parker
Panther (60) 60Robert Simonton
Ruby (64) 64John Collins
 
The Vanguard Squadron - Rear Division
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Blenheim (90) 90Adam DuncanSquadron Flagship
Foudroyant (80) 80Sir John Jervis
Edgar (74) 74William Cayley
Suffolk (74) 74Sir George Home
Polyphemus (64) 64The Hon. William Clement Finch
Vigilant (64) 64John Erskine Douglas
 
The Main Squadron - Lead Division, Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Victory (100) 100Henry DuncanFleet Flagship
Princess Royal (90) 98Jonathon Faulknor
Alexander (74) 74Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford)
Crown (64) 64Samuel Reeve
Sampson (64) 64John Harvey
 
The Main Squadron - Rear Division, Samuel Hood
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Queen (90) 90William Domett
Bellona (74) 74Richard Onslow
Egmont (74) 74James Ferguson
Asia (64) 64Richard Rodney Bligh
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Lead Division, Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Princess Amelia (80) 80John ReynoldsSquadron Flagship
Dublin (74) 74 
Fortitude (74) 74George Robertson
Bienfaisant (64) 64John Howorth
Raisonnable (64) 64Lord John Augustus Hervey (Lord )
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Rear Division, Mark Milbanke
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Ocean (90) 90Richard BogerSquadron Flagship
Union (90) 90John Dalrymple
Cambridge (80) 80John Holloway
Vengeance (74) 74John Moutray
Buffalo (50) 50John Holloway
 
British Frigates and Other Vessels
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Latona (38) 38Hugh Seymour Conway
 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Berwick (74) 74 
 

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