Action of 1710-12-13

13th December 1710
Part of : War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714)
Previous action : Battle of Syracuse 9.11.1710
Next action : Action off Vado 22.3.1710/11


Great Britain

The British Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Bredah (70) Thomas Long (d.1710)
Warspite (64) Josias Crow

Royaume de France

The French Ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Maure (50)  

Notes on Action

On December 13th, the Warspite, 70, Captain Josias Crow, and the Breda, 70, Captain Thomas Long, being detached by Sir John Norris, sighted and chased the Maure, 60. The Breda first got up with the enemy; and there resulted a smart, but brief, action, in the course of which Captain Long was killed. The Warspite then took up a position on the Frenchman's quarter, and made ready to board, whereupon the Maure at once struck


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