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)

 
The Spanish Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
The French Ships, Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged Spanish Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged French Ships
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Invincible (92) 100Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)
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) 70Antonio Del Monte, Ignacio 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 (1729-1800)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Britannia (100) 100James Bradby (d.1809)Squadron Flagship
Atlas (98) 98George Vandeput (d.1800)
Royal William (84) 84John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
Ganges (74) 74Charles Fielding (d.1837)
Goliath (74) 74Sir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)
Panther (60) 60Robert Simonton (d.1768)
Ruby (64) 64John Collins (d.1794)
 
The Vanguard Squadron - Rear Division
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Blenheim (90) 90Adam Duncan (1731-1804)Squadron Flagship
Foudroyant (80) 80 John Jervis (1734/35-1823)
Edgar (74) 74William Cayley (1742-1801)
Suffolk (74) 74John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817), Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)
Polyphemus (64) 64The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)
Vigilant (64) 64John Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)
 
The Main Squadron - Lead Division, Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Victory (100) 100Henry Duncan (1735-1814)Fleet Flagship
Princess Royal (90) 98Jonathon Faulknor (d.1795)
Alexander (74) 74Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792)
Crown (64) 64Samuel Reeve (d.1803)
Sampson (64) 64John Harvey (1740-1794)
 
The Main Squadron - Rear Division, Lord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood) (1724-1816)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Queen (90) 90William Domett (1754-1828)
Bellona (74) 74Richard Onslow (1741-1817)
Egmont (74) 74James Ferguson (1723-1793)
Asia (64) 64George Vandeput (d.1800), Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Lead Division, Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (1729-1812)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Princess Amelia (80) 80Billy Douglas (d.1817), John Reynolds (d.1793)Squadron Flagship
Dublin (74) 74 
Fortitude (74) 74George Robertson (d.1791)
Bienfaisant (64) 64John Howorth (d.1801)
Raisonnable (64) 64Lord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Rear Division, Mark Milbanke (1724-1805)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Ocean (90) 90Richard Boger (d.1822)Squadron Flagship
Union (90) 90John Dalrymple (1722-1798)
Cambridge (80) 80The Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795), John Holloway (1747-1826)
Vengeance (74) 74John Moutray (d.1785)
Buffalo (50) 50William Truscott (1734-1798), John Holloway (1747-1826)
 
British Frigates and Other Vessels
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Latona (38) 38Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1802)
 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Berwick (74) 74 
 

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