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Battle of Cape Ortegal

Strachan's Action

4th November 1805
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Battle of Trafalgar 21.10.1805
Next action : Action of San Domingo 6.2.1806

 

Empire Français

 
French Squadron,
Pierre Etienne René Marie Le Pelley du ManoirFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Formidable (84) 1795-1805
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1795 Renamed "Formidable"
Jean-Marie LetellierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
Fleet Flagship c200 Captured
Le Duguay Trouin (74) 1800-1805
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 †c150 Captured
Mont Blanc (74) 1791-1805
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Trente-et-un Mai"
1795 Renamed "Republicaine"
1796 Renamed "Mont Blanc"
1791 Renamed "Mont Blanc"
Guillaume Jean Noel La VillegrisFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1807
c180 Captured
Le Scipion (74) 1801-1805
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles BerrengerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1814
c200 Captured
 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

 
British Squadron,
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Caesar (80) 1793-1821
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Fleet Flagship 4 killed, 25 wounded
Namur (74) 1805-1833
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Lawrence William HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
4 killed, 8 wounded
Hero (74) 1803-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Alan Hyde GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
10 killed, 51 wounded
Courageux (74) 1800-1832
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles BoylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
,
Richard LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
1 killed, 13 wounded
Santa Margarita (36) 1779-1836
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Wilson RathborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1807
1 killed, 1 wounded
Pique (36) 1800-1819
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1801 Renamed "Pique"
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
3 wounded
Phoenix (36) 1783-1816
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
2 killed, 4 wounded
Revolutionaire (36) 1794-1822
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Henry HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1834
2 killed, 6 wounded
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Aeolus (32) 1801-1817
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
William FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
 

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Posted by Niek van Diepen on Tuesday 15th of September 2015 19:33

Clowes, The Royal Navy Vol V, p 170-174, shows Aeolus, capt Fitzroy at Cape Ortegal, suffering a loss of 3 wounded. Pique (ex-French Pallas) was called Aeolus in 1800-1801. BWAS-1793 places her in the West-Indies. Apparently they have been mixed up.

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