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 NameCommanderNotes
 
The French Ships, Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged Spanish Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Unengaged French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Invincible (100) Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)
San Vicente Ferrer (80)  
Rayo (80)  
San Fernando (80) Tomas Geraldino
Santa Isabel (74)  
San Isidro (74) Justo Riquelme y Salafranca
San Eugenio (70) Antonio Del Monte, Ignacio Duque de Estrada
África (70) Jose Antonio Eulalio Peralta y Rivera de las Roelas
San Juan Bautista (70)  
San Justo (70)  
San Lorenzo (70) Juan Araoz
España (68)  
Brillante (68)  
Septentrion (64)  
San Isidoro (64)  2 Wounded
San Julian (64) Francisco Hidalgo de Cisneros y la Torre
Astuto (60)  
Castilla (60)  
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) James Bradby (d.1809)Squadron Flagship
Atlas (98) George Vandeput (d.1800)
Royal William (84) John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
Ganges (74) Charles Fielding (d.1837)
Goliath (74) Sir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)
Panther (60) Robert Simonton (d.1768)
Ruby (64) John Collins (d.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) John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817), Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)
Polyphemus (64) The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)
Vigilant (64) John Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)
 
The Main Squadron - Lead Division, Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Victory (100) Henry Duncan (1735-1814)Fleet Flagship
Princess Royal (98) Jonathon Faulknor (d.1795)
Alexander (74) Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792)
Crown (64) Samuel Reeve (d.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) George Vandeput (d.1800), Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)
 
The Rearguard Squadron - Lead Division, Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (1729-1812)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Princess Amelia (80) Billy Douglas (d.1817), John Reynolds (d.1793)Squadron Flagship
Dublin (74)  
Fortitude (74) George Robertson (d.1791)
Bienfaisant (64) John Howorth (d.1801)
Raisonnable (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), John Holloway (1747-1826)
Vengeance (74) John Moutray (d.1785)
Buffalo (30) William Truscott (1734-1798), John Holloway (1747-1826)
 
British Frigates and Other Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Latona (38) Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1801)
 
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Berwick (74)  
 

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