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Capture of Gibraltar

21st July 1704 - 23rd July 1704
Part of : War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714)
Previous action : Action of 1704-03-12 12.3.1703/4
Next action : Battle of Malaga 13.8.1704

 

Allied (Dutch Republic & Kingdom of England) -
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705

 
British Main Division,
George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1703

To attack the town and the south bastion.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Monmouth (64) 1700-1716
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1709
Suffolk (70) 1699-1717
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
Essex (70) 1700-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1711
Ranelagh (80) 1697-1723
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John CoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1704
Squadron Flagship
Grafton (70) 1700-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Andrew LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
Montagu (60) 1698-1714
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
William ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1717
Eagle (70) 1699-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1747
Nottingham (60) 1703-1716
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1805
Nassau (70) 1699-1706
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Francis DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1725
Swiftsure (64) 1696-1716
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1716 Renamed "Revenge"
 
 
Dutch Division,
Paulus van der DussenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1707

To attack the Old Mole

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Wapen van Friesland (58) 1694-1719
Dutch 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship
 
Utrecht (64) 1693-1710
Dutch 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Veluwe (66) 1688-1705
Dutch 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
Prinses Amelia (64) 1699-1727
Dutch 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Veere (60) 1697-1712
Dutch 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Philip SchriverDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1711
Katwijk op Zee (72) 1694-1724
Dutch 72 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
British Second Division

To attack the new mole. Had three Dutch bombs attached.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Berwick (70) 1700-1742
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Monck (64) 1701-1720
British 64 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
James MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1719
Burford (70) 1699-1719
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Kerrit RoffeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
Kingston (60) 1697-1716
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
Lennox (70) 1701-1721
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir William JumperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1708
Yarmouth (70) 1695-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jasper HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1711
 
Rooke's Main Body

Stood off in the Bay and other than the Dorsetshire was unengaged.

During the night of the 22/23rd, Rooke, to make some diversion while Byng's squadron warped into position, ordered Captain Edward Whitaker, of the Dorsetshire, to man and arm boats, and to destroy a French vessel that lay within the Old Mole.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Royal Katherine (96) 1703-1741
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1706 Renamed "Ramillies"
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
Fleet Flagship
Dorsetshire (80) 1694-1712
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Edward WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1713
 

Allied (Royaume de France & Spain)

 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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