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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 1688-1716
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 1690-1696
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,
G. van der DussenDutch
Naval Sailor

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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