Warwick vs Glorioso

15th July 1747
Part of : War of the Austrian Succession (1740/12/16 - 1748/10/18)
Previous action : Action of June 20 1747 20.6.1747
Next action : Action of 1747-10-06 6.10.1747

On July 14th the Glorioso had fallen in at the Azores with the Lark (44), Captain John Crookshanks, and Warwick (60), Captain Robert Erskine. The Warwick had attacked but, left unsupported by the Lark, had been beaten to a standstill and the Glorioso had made off.

For this fiasco, John Crookshanks, who was the senior officer, was cashiered.


Great Britain

British Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Warwick (60) Robert Erskine (d.1766)
Lark (44) John Crookshanks (1708-1795) Did not engage

Spanish vessel
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Glorioso (70)  

Notes on Action

Following actionTRN3

A few days later the Spaniard had met with the Oxford, 50, with the Shoreham, 24, and Falcon, 14, in company; but they had made room for her as being of superior force.

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