Action of Ile Groix

Bridport's Action

23rd June 1795
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : First Battle of Groix 16th June 1795 - 17th June 1795
Next action : Action of 1795-06-24 24th June 1795


Great Britain

English Fleet, Lord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Baron Bridport)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Royal George (100) 100William DomettFleet Flagship 7 wounded
Queen Charlotte (100) 100Sir Andrew Snape DouglasSquadron Flagship 4 killed, 32 wounded
Queen (90) 90William BedfordSquadron Flagship
Sans Pareil (80) 80William BrowellSquadron Flagship 10 killed, 2 wounded
Prince (98) 98Francis Parry, Charles Powell Hamilton
Prince of Wales (98) 98John Bazely
London (90) 90Edward Griffith
Barfleur (90) 98James Richard Dacres
Prince George (90) 98Sir John Orde
Orion (74) 74Sir James Saumarez6 killed, 18 wounded
Valiant (74) 74Thomas Pringle
Russell (74) 74John Willett Payne3 killed, 10 wounded
Irresistible (74) 74Richard Grindall, George Martin3 killed, 11 wounded
Colossus (74) 74John Monkton5 killed, 30 wounded
Charon (44) 8Walter Locke
Thalia (36) 36Richard Grindall, Harry Powlett
Revolutionaire (36) 36Francis Cole
Nymphe (36) 36George Murray, George Losack
Astraea (32) 32Harry Powlett, Richard Lane
Aquilon (32) 32Robert Barlow
Babet (20) 20Edward Codrington
Argus (14) 14 
Incendiary (8) 8John Draper
Dolly (8) 8 
Megaera (8) 8Henry Blackwood

République française

French Fleet, Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Océan (118) 122Jacques AngotFleet Flagship
Formidable (74) 74 Charles Alexandre Léon Durand de Linois (Comte de Linois) Captured
L'Alexandre (74) 74François Charles Guillemet Captured
Mucius (74) 74 Lareguy
Le Jean Bart (74) 74 Legouardun
Les Droits de l'Homme (74) 74 Sébire-Beauchêne
Le Fougueux (74) 74 Giot-Labrier
Le Nestor (74) 74Jean Gaspard Vence
Redoutable (74) 74 
Le Wattignies (74) 74 Donat, Antoine René Thévenard
Le Zélé (74) 74Aved Magnac
Le Tigre (74) 74  Captured

Notes on Action

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A Naval General Service Medal Clasp was authorised for this action in 1847


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 12th of July 2012 06:19

Several French captains were court-martialled: Jean Magnac of Zélé, already blamed for the failure at Cornwallis's Retreat, was dismissed from the Navy, as was Captain Giot-Labrière of Fougueux. Captain Larréguy of Mucius was censured for not adequately supporting Tigre and three other captains were tried but acquitted ref Wiki

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