Battle of the Chesapeake

Battle of the Virginia Capes

Battle of the Capes

5th September 1781
Fought at : Chesapeake Bay
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action off Sandy Hook 15.8.1781
Next action : Viper v General Conway 12.9.1781

 

Great Britain

 
British Rear, Francis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Alfred (74) William Bayne (1730-1782)no casualties
Belliqueux (64) Thomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794), James Brine (d.1814)no casualties
Invincible (74) Charles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808)no casualties
Barfleur (98) Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)Squadron Flagship no casualties
Monarch (74) Lord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808)no casualties
Centaur (74)  no casualties
 
British Center, Thomas Graves (1725-1802)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
America (64) Samuel Thompson (1718-1813)no casualties
Bedford (74) Edmund Affleck (1725-1788), Thomas Graves (1747-1814)no casualties
Resolution (74) Lord Robert Manners (1758-1782)3 killed, 16 wounded
London (90) David Graves, James Kempthorne (d.1817)Fleet Flagship 4 killed, 18 wounded
Royal Oak (74) John Plummer Ardesoif (1737-1790)4 killed, 5 wounded
Montagu (74) George Bowen8 killed, 22 wounded
Europe (64) Smith Child (1729-1813)9 killed, 18 wounded
 
British Van, Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood) (1724-1816)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Terrible (74) The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)4 killed, 21 wounded
Ajax (74) Nicholas Charrington (d.1803)7 killed, 16 wounded
Princessa (70) Charles KnatchbullSquadron Flagship 6 killed, 11 wounded
Alcide (74) Charles Thompson (1740-1799)2 killed, 18 wounded
Intrepid (64) Henry Harvey (1737-1810), Anthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815)21 killed, 35 wounded
Shrewsbury (74) Mark Robinson (1722-1799)14 killed, 52 wounded
 
Ships not in the Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fortunee (38) Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)
Nymphe (36) John Ford (d.1796)
Orpheus (32) John Colpoys (1742-1821)
Richmond (32) Charles Hudson (d.1803)
Medea (28) Henry Duncan (1735-1814)
Sibyl (28) Charles Fitzgerald (1756-1810)
Solebay (28) Charles Holmes Everitt
Salamander (8) Edward Bowater
 

Royaume de France

 
French Van, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville) (1729-1811)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Pluton (74) François Hector d'Albert (Chevalier ) (1728-1802)
Marseillais (74) Henri-César Masjastre (Marquis de Castellane Masjastre)
Bourgogne (74) Charles Charitte (Comte de Charitte)
Refléchi (64) Jean François Emmanuel Brune de Boades (d.1781) CO Killed
L'Auguste (84) Pierre Joseph CastellanSquadron Flagship 10 killed, 58 wounded
Le Diadème (74) Louis Augustin Montecerc
Le Saint Esprit (80) Joseph Bernard Chabert
Caton (64) de Framond (Comte )
 
French Center, Chevalier Louis René Levassor de La Touche (1745-1804)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le César (74) Jean Charles Régis Coriolis d'Espinouse
Le Destin (74) François-Louis-Edme-Gabriel Maitz de Goimpy (Comte du Maitz de Goimpy)
Ville de Paris (104) Saint Cézaire (d.1782), VelleonFleet Flagship
La Victoire (74) Joseph François Auguste Jules d'Albert de Saint-Hippolyte (1726-1799)
Sceptre (74) Chevalier Louis-Philippe de Rigaud (Comte de Vaudreuil) (1724-1802)
Le Northumberland (74) de Briqueville (Marquis )
Le Palmier (74) Lord Jean François Bricqueville (Baron d'Arros d'Argelos)
La Solitaire (64) Cicé-Champion (Comte de Cicé-Champion)
 
French Rear, François-Aymar Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Citoyen (74) Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy) (1729-1789)
Scipion (74) Pierre Antoine de Clavel (Comte )
Magnanime (74) Le Bègue (Comte )
Hercule (74) Jean Baptiste Turpin du Breuil
Le Languedoc (90) Hervé Louis Joseph Marie Duplessis-Parscau (Comte Duplessis-Parscau), ArgelosSquadron Flagship
Le Zélé (74) Balthazar Gras-Préville
Le Hector (74) Laurent-Emanuel Renaud d'Aleins
Le Souverain (74) Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès) (1728-1803)
 
Ships not in the Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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