2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent

14th February 1797
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Chase of the Droits de l'Homme 14th January 1797
Next action : 1797 Capture of Trinidad 16th February 1797 - 17th February 1797


Spain - José de Córdoba y Ramos

Vanguard, Francisco Javier Morales de los Ríos
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Infante Don Pelayo 74Don Cayetano Valdes y Flores4 killed, 4 wounded
San Pablo 74Luis Muñoz
Purisima Concepcion 112Jose de EscañoSquadron Flagship 8 killed, 21 wounded
Santo Domingo 68Manuel Maria de Torres Valdivia2 killed
Conquistador 74Jose Butler6 killed
San Juan Nepomuceno 70Antonio Boneo
San Genaro 74Agustín Villavicencio
Main Battle Line, José de Córdoba y Ramos
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Mejicano 112Francisco de Herrera y Cruzat25 killed, 88 wounded CO Killed
Oriente 68Juan Suárez8 killed, 20 wounded
Soberano 74Francisco Ley25 killed, 79 wounded CO Killed
Santisima Trinidad 136Ciriaco CevallosFleet Flagship 69 killed, 233 wounded
San Nicolas de Bari 80Tomas Geraldino144 killed, 59 wounded Captured
San Isidro 74Teodoro de Argumosa y Bourke29 killedm 63 wounded Captured
Salvador del Mundo 112Antonio Yepes42 killed, 124 wounded Captured
San Ildefonso 74Rafael Maestre
Rearguard, Juan Joaquin Moreno
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Conde de Regla 112Jeronimo Bravo9 killed, 44 wounded
San Fermin 74Jose de Torres
La Ferme 74Bruno Ayala
Principe de Asturias 112Antonio de EscañoSquadron Flagship 10 killed, 19 wounded
San Antonio 74Salvador Medina
Glorioso 68Juan Aguirre
Atlante 68Gonzálo Vallejo6 killed, 5 wounded
San Francisco de Paula 74José Ussel de Guimbarba
San Jose 114Pedro Pineda46 killed, 96 wounded Captured
Vessels not in line
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Ceres 40Ignacio de Olaeta Rearguard
Santa Matilda 38  Rearguard
Diana 34  Rearguard
Perla 34  Vanguard
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes 34Jose de Varela Vanguard
Nuestra Señora de la Paz 34  Main Battle Line
Nuestra Señora de Atocha 34  Rearguard
Vigilante 18  Main Battle Line

Great Britain - Lord John Jervis (Earl St Vincent)

Line of Battle
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Culloden 74Thomas Troubridge10 killed, 47 wounded
Blenheim 98Thomas Lennox Frederick12 killed, 49 wounded
Prince George 98John Irwin8 killed, 7 wounded
Orion 74Sir James Saumarez9 wounded
Colossus 74George Murray5 wounded
Irresistible 74George Martin5 killed, 14 wounded
Victory 100George GreyFleet Flagship 1 Killed, 5 wounded
Egmont 74John Suttonno casualties
Goliath 74Charles Henry Knowles8 wounded
Barfleur 98James Richard DacresSquadron Flagship 7 wounded
Britannia 100Thomas FoleySquadron Flagship 1 wounded
Namur 90James Hawkins-Whitshed2 killed, 5 wounded
Captain 74Ralph Willett MillerSquadron Flagship 24 killed, 56 wounded
Diadem 64Charles Henry Towry2 wounded
Excellent 74Cuthbert Collingwood11 killed, 12 wounded
Vessels not in the line
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Minerve 38George Cockburn
Lively 32Benjamin Hallowell
Niger 32Edward James Foote
Southampton 32James Macnamara
Terpsichore 32Richard Bowen
Bonne Citoyenne 20Sir Charles Lindsay
Raven 18William Prowse
Fox 12John Gibson


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 18:51

after the battle Don Josef de Cordova was deprived of all his offices, declared incapable of ever serving in any rank, and prohibited from appearing at court, or in any of the chief towns of the maritime coasts. The second in command, Count Morales de los Rios, was deprived of his rank. The Captains, Don Gonzales Vallego, Don Juan de Agairre, , and Don Augustine Villavicencio, were deprived of their rank; and the latter declared incapable in future of holding any other.

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