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 15th August 1781
Next action : Viper v General Conway 12th September 1781

 

Great Britain

 
British Rear, Francis Samuel Drake
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Alfred (74) 74William Bayneno casualties
Belliqueux (64) 64Thomas Fitzherbert, James Brineno casualties
Invincible (74) 74Charles Saxtonno casualties
Barfleur (90) 98Alexander Arthur HoodSquadron Flagship no casualties
Monarch (74) 74Lord Francis Reynoldsno casualties
Centaur (74) 74 no casualties
 
British Center, Thomas Graves
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
America (64) 64Samuel Thompsonno casualties
Bedford (74) 74Edmund Affleck, Thomas Gravesno casualties
Resolution (74) 74Lord Robert Manners3 killed, 16 wounded
London (90) 90David Graves, James KempthorneFleet Flagship 4 killed, 18 wounded
Royal Oak (74) 74John Plummer Ardesoif4 killed, 5 wounded
Montagu (74) 74George Bowen8 killed, 22 wounded
Europe (64) 64Smith Child9 killed, 18 wounded
 
British Van, Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Terrible (74) 74The Hon. William Clement Finch4 killed, 21 wounded
Ajax (74) 74Nicholas Charrington7 killed, 16 wounded
Princessa (70) 70Charles KnatchbullSquadron Flagship 6 killed, 11 wounded
Alcide (74) 74Charles Thompson2 killed, 18 wounded
Intrepid (64) 64Henry Harvey, Anthony James Pye Molloy21 killed, 35 wounded
Shrewsbury (74) 74Mark Robinson14 killed, 52 wounded
 
Ships not in the Line
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Fortunee (38) 38Hugh Cloberry Christian
Nymphe (36) 36John Ford
Orpheus (32) 32John Colpoys
Richmond (32) 32Charles Hudson
Medea (28) 28Henry Duncan
Sibyl (28) 28Charles Fitzgerald
Solebay (28) 28Charles Holmes Everitt
Salamander (16) 8Edward Bowater
 

Royaume de France

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

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