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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 14.1.1797
Next action : Capture of Trinidad 16.2.1797 - 17.2.1797

 

Spain -
José de Córdoba y RamosSpanish
Naval Sailor

 
Vanguard,
Francisco Javier Morales de los RíosSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1815
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Infante Don Pelayo (74) 1791-1802
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Don Cayetano Valdes y FloresSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1834
4 killed, 4 wounded
San Pablo (74) 1771-1855
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Purisima Concepcion (112) 1779-1810
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Jose de EscañoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1834
Squadron Flagship 8 killed, 21 wounded
Santo Domingo (60) 1781-1807
Spanish 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Manuel Maria de Torres ValdiviaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1847
2 killed
Conquistador (74) 1791-1802
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jose ButlerSpanish
Naval Sailor
6 killed
San Juan Nepomuceno (74) 1766-1805
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Antonio BoneoSpanish
Naval Sailor
San Genaro (68) 1765-1801
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Agustín VillavicencioSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
 
Main Battle Line,
José de Córdoba y RamosSpanish
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Mejicano (112) 1786-1813
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Francisco de Herrera y CruzatSpanish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1752-1797
25 killed, 88 wounded CO Killed
Oriente (68) 1753-1808
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Juan SuárezSpanish
Naval Sailor
8 killed, 20 wounded
Soberano (74) 1790-1804
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Francisco LeySpanish
Naval Sailor
25 killed, 79 wounded CO Killed
Ciriaco CevallosSpanish
Naval Sailor
Fleet Flagship 69 killed, 233 wounded
San Nicolas de Bari (80) 1769-1797
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Tomas GeraldinoSpanish
Naval Sailor
144 killed, 59 wounded Captured
San Isidro (74) 1768-1797
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Teodoro de Argumosa y BourkeSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
29 killedm 63 wounded Captured
Salvador del Mundo (112) 1787-1797
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Antonio YepesSpanish
Naval Sailor
42 killed, 124 wounded Captured
San Ildefonso (74) 1785-1805
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Rafael MaestreSpanish
Naval Sailor
 
Rearguard,
Juan Joaquin MorenoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1840
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Conde de Regla (112) 1786-1818
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
de Morteaux (Chevalier de Morteaux)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1797
9 killed, 44 wounded
San Fermín (74) 1782-1808
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jose de TorresSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1847
La Ferme (74) 1793-1808
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Bruno AyalaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Principe de Asturias (112) 1794-1812
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Antonio de EscañoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Squadron Flagship 10 killed, 19 wounded
San Antonio (74) 1785-1801
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Salvador MedinaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Glorioso (68) 1755-1818
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Juan AguirreSpanish
Naval Sailor
Atlante (68) 1755-1801
Spanish 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Gonzálo VallejoSpanish
Naval Sailor
6 killed, 5 wounded
San Francisco de Paula (74) 1788-1823
Spanish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
José Ussel de GuimbarbaSpanish
Naval Sailor
San José (114) 1783-1797
Spanish 114 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Pedro PinedaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
46 killed, 96 wounded Captured
 
Vessels not in line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ceres (40) 1791-1804
Spanish 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Ignacio de OlaetaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1860
Rearguard
Santa Matilda (38) 1778-1804
Spanish 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Rearguard
Diana (34) 1792-1822
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Rearguard
Perla (34) 1789-1860
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Vanguard
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (34) 1788-1804
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Jose de VarelaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1830
Vanguard
Nuestra Señora de la Paz (34) 1785-1810
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Main Battle Line
Nuestra Señora de Atocha (34) 1789-1810
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Rearguard
Vigilante (18) 1789-1806
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated Brig
  Main Battle Line
 

Great Britain -
John JervisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1806

 
Line of Battle
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Culloden (74) 1783-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
10 killed, 47 wounded
Blenheim (98) 1761-1801
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
12 killed, 49 wounded
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
John IrwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
8 killed, 7 wounded
Orion (74) 1787-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
9 wounded
Colossus (74) 1787-1798
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard GrindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
,
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
5 wounded
Irresistible (74) 1782-1806
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
5 killed, 14 wounded
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
George GreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1804
Fleet Flagship 1 Killed, 5 wounded
Egmont (74) 1768-1799
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
no casualties
Goliath (74) 1781-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
8 wounded
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
James Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1808
Squadron Flagship 7 wounded
Britannia (100) 1762-1825
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1812 Renamed "Princess Royal"
1812 Renamed "Saint George"
1819 Renamed "Barfleur"
Thomas FoleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
Squadron Flagship 1 wounded
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
James Hawkins-WhitshedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1844
2 killed, 5 wounded
Captain (74) 1787-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Ralph Willett MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
Squadron Flagship 24 killed, 56 wounded
Diadem (64) 1782-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George Henry TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
2 wounded
Excellent (74) 1787-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
11 killed, 12 wounded
 
Vessels not in the line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Minerve (38) 1795-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
Lively (32) 1794-1798
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
Niger (32) 1759-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1813 Renamed "Negro"
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
Southampton (32) 1757-1812
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
James MacnamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1814
Terpsichore (32) 1785-1830
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Richard BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Bonne Citoyenne (20) 1796-1819
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
Sir Charles LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1794
Raven (18) 1796-1798
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John GiffardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
,
William ProwseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
Fox (12) 1793-1797
British 12 Gun
Hired Cutter
John GibsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797
 

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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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