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Battle of Bugia

8th May 1671
Part of : The Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672 - 1674/02)
Next action : Battle of Smyrna Convoy 13.3.1671/72

 

Kingdom of England

 
English Squadron,
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Advice (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
Dragon (40) 1647-1690
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
Garland (22) 1654-1698
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Garland"
Francis CourtnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
Little Victory (8) 1665-1671
British 8 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Leonard HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1671
Fireship - Expended
Mary (54) 1650-1687
British 54 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Mary"
Daniel HellingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
Portsmouth (34) 1649-1689
British 34 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
Revenge (58) 1654-1678
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Revenge"
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
Fleet Flagship
Eagle (6) 1670-1671
British 6 Gun
Unrated Fireship
  Fireship - Expended
Rose (4) 1670-1671
British 4 Gun
Unrated Fireship
  Fireship - Expended
 

Algeria

 
Algerian Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Orange Tree (34) 1671-1671
Algerian 34 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
Three Cyrpus Trees (34) 1671-1671
Algerian 34 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
Three Half Moons (34) 1671-1671
Algerian 34 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
White Horse (34) 1671-1671
Algerian 34 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
Pearl (26) 1671-1671
Algerian 26 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
Gold Crown (24) 1671-1671
Algerian 24 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
Half Moon (24) 1671-1671
Algerian 24 Gun
Unrated Ship
 
 

Notes on Action


Other British vesselsBWAS-1603
Also present were the fireships Eagle and Rose (both expended)


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Posted by Brian on Friday 6th of June 2014 18:26

Publication date:8 June 1671
Paris June 10, By letters from Thoulon, and by others from Alicant, we have advice, that Sir Edward Spragge, Admiral of the English fleet in the Mediterranean, having met with nine Argiers men of war, and three merchant ships belonging to the same place, near Bugia, they immediately betook themselves under the shelter of the Castles there, carrying their richest things ashore, and putting themselves in the best posture of defence they could; in the meantime the English prepared to attacque them with their Fireships, which they did with that success, as to set most of them on fire, in which the Christian slaves that were on board were not wanting in what they could to contribute their assistance; the rest of the ships that escaped the fire, were seized on by the English, who have likewise received some damage in the action; and that Sir Edward Spragge was returned with his fleet before Argiers again.

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