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Action of March 15 1780

15th May 1780
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action of 30th April 1780 30.4.1780
Next action : Action of March 19 1780 19.5.1780

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Harry HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1809
Cornwall (74) 1761-1780
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Timothy EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
Albion (74) 1763-1797
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Philip AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Suffolk (74) 1765-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Abraham CrespinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1781
Magnificent (74) 1766-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1783
Elizabeth (74) 1769-1797
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Frederick Lewis MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1785
Grafton (74) 1771-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas NewnhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1794
Conqueror (74) 1773-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1780
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1790
Ajax (74) 1767-1785
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel UvedaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1790
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Nathaniel BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1780
Trident (64) 1768-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Anthony James Pye MolloyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1794
Intrepid (64) 1770-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
Stirling Castle (64) 1775-1780
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Robert CarkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1767
Vigilant (64) 1774-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1802
Centurion (50) 1774-1824
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Richard BrathwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1801
Venus (36) 1758-1828
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1807 Renamed "Heroine"
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
Andromeda (28) 1777-1780
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Henry BryneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1773
Greyhound (28) 1773-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
William FooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1797
 

Royaume de France

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Triomphant (80) 1779-1793
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Fendant (74) 1776-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
L'Actionnaire (64) 1770-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jean-François Gilart de LarchantelFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
Le Vengeur (64) 1765-1785
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 21st of March 2014 07:20

A month after the Battle of Martinique [17/4/1780] on 15 May, the fleets met again and after a few days of maneuvering the head of the British line confronted the rear-most French warships. Albion, leading the vanguard of the British fleet suffered heavy casualties, but with little to show for it. Just four days later the two fleets clashed for the third time but again it was indecisive with Albion heavily engaged as before, suffering numerous casualties in the process

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