Action of 15th March 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 19th March 1780 19.5.1780

 

Great Britain

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Princess Royal (98) John Cowling (d.1792), Harry Harmood (1739-1809)
Cornwall (74) Timothy Edwards (1731-1780)
Albion (74) George Bowyer (1740-1800)
Triumph (74) Philip Affleck (1726-1799)
Suffolk (74) Abraham Crespin (1731-1786)
Magnificent (74) John Elphinstone (1722-1785)
Elizabeth (74)  
Grafton (74) Thomas Newnham (d.1795)
Conqueror (74) Thomas Watson (d.1781)
Vengeance (74) William Truscott (1734-1798), John Holloway (1747-1826)
Montagu (74) John Houlton (1740-1792)
Ajax (74) Samuel Uvedale (d.1809)
Yarmouth (64) Nathaniel Bateman (c.1723-1797)
Trident (64) Anthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815), John Thomas (d.1810)
Intrepid (64) James Ferguson (1723-1793)
Stirling Castle (64) Robert Carkett (1724-1780)
Vigilant (64) Sir Digby Dent (1739-1817), Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)
Centurion (50) Richard Braithwaite (1725-1805), Samuel Wittewronge Clayton (1734-1795)
Venus (36) James Ferguson (1723-1793)
Andromeda (28) Henry Bryne (d.1780)
Greyhound (28) William Dickson (d.1803)
 

Royaume de France

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Triomphant (80)  
Fendant (74) de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil)
Vengeur (64)  
 

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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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