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)  Squadron Flagship
San Vicente Ferrer (80)  
Rayo (80)  
San Rafael (80)  
San Justo (74)  
España (74)  
San Lorenzo (74) Juan Araoz y Caro (1728-1806)
San Juan Bautista (74)  
San Isidro (74) Justo Riquelme y Salafranca
Firme (74)  
San Joaquín (74)  
Galicia (70)  
Santa Isabel (68)  
Brillante (68)  
Vencedor (68)  
Terrible (68)  
Arrogante (68)  
Guerrero (68)  
Serio (68)  
Triunfante (68)  
Septentrion (64)  
San Isidoro (64)  2 Wounded
Castilla (60)  
 
French Ships, Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Invincible (100) Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)Squadron Flagship
Le Majestueux (106)  
Le Royal Louis (106) Antoine-Hilarion de Beausset
La Bretagne (110)  
L'Actif (74) Armand-François Cillart de Surville (Seigneur de Suville et de Kerguezennec) (1730-1801)
Le Dictateur (74)  
Le Guerrier (74)  
Le Robuste (74)  
Le Suffisant (74)  
Le Zodiaque (74)  
L'Indien (64)  
 
Unengaged Spanish Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Purisima Concepcion (112)  Squadron Flagship
San Fernando (80) Tomas Geraldino
África (74) Jose Antonio Eulalio Peralta y Rivera de las Roelas
Miño (74) Juan Obando
San Eugenio (70) Antonio Del Monte, Ignacio Duque de Estrada
Oriente (68)  
San Julian (64) Francisco Hidalgo de Cisneros y la Torre
Astuto (60)  
 
Unengaged French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Terrible (110)  Squadron Flagship
Le Bien Aimé (74)  
Le Lion (64)  
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Santa Natalia (22) Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros y la Torre
 

Great Britain

 
The Vanguard Squadron - Lead Division, The Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Britannia (100) Joseph Peyton (1725-1804), Benjamin Hill (c.1736-1785)Squadron Flagship
Atlas (98) George Vandeput (d.1800)
Royal William (84) John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
Ganges (74) Charles Fielding (1738-1783)
Goliath (74) Sir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)
Panther (60) Robert Simonton (c.1737-1768)
Ruby (64) John Collins (c.1734-1794)
 
The Vanguard Squadron - Rear Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Blenheim (90) Adam Duncan (1731-1804)Squadron Flagship
Foudroyant (80) John Jervis (1734/35-1823)
Edgar (74) William Cayley (1742-1801)
Suffolk (74) Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)
Polyphemus (64) The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)
Vigilant (64) John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810)
 
The Main Squadron - Lead Division, Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Victory (100) The Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792), Henry Duncan (1735-1814)Fleet Flagship
Princess Royal (98) Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795)
Alexander (74) Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792)
Crown (64) Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803)
Sampson (64) John Harvey (1740-1794)
 
The Main Squadron - Rear Division, Lord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood) (1724-1816)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Queen (90) William Domett (1754-1828)
Bellona (74) Richard Onslow (1741-1817)
Egmont (74) James Ferguson (1723-1793)
Asia (64) Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Lead Division, Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (c.1724-1812)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Princess Amelia (80) John Reynolds (d.1793)Squadron Flagship
Dublin (74) Archibald Dickson (c.1739-1803)
Fortitude (74) George Keppel
Bienfaisant (64) John Howorth (c.1729-1801)
Raisonable (64) Lord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Rear Division, Mark Milbanke (1724-1805)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ocean (90) Richard Boger (1739-1822)Squadron Flagship
Union (90) John Dalrymple (1722-1798)
Cambridge (80) The Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795)
Vengeance (74) John Moutray (d.1785)
Buffalo (30) John Holloway (1747-1826)
 
British Frigates and Other Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Latona (38) Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1801)
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Berwick (74) The Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786)
 

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