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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) 1733-1756
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Robert ErskineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1762
Lark (44) 1744-1757
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
John CrookshanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1779
Did not engage

Spanish vessel
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Glorioso (70) 1739-1747
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

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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