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

République française

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

Notes on Action

Naval General Service MedalEWIKI
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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