Battle of Cape St. Vincent

Battle of Cape Santa Maria

The Moonlight Battle

16th January 1780
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Attack on the Caracas Convoy 8.1.1780
Next action : 1st Action off Monti Christi 20.3.1780

 

Spain

 
Spanish squadron, Juan Cayetano de Langara
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fénix (80) Francisco Javier de Melgarejo y Rojas (1733-1820)Fleet Flagship Captured
San Justo (74) Francisco Urreiztieta
San Lorenzo (74) Juan Araoz y Caro (1728-1806)
San Julián (74) Juan Rodriguez Valcarce (Marques de Medina) Captured
Santo Domingo (74) Ignacio Miguel Mendizábal y Vildosola (c.1728-1780) Sunk
San Agustín (74) Vicente Doz y Funes
Princessa (70) Manuel León Captured
San Eugenio (70) Antonio Del Monte Sunk
San Genaro (68) Félix Ignacio de Tejada y Suárez de Lara (1735-1817)
Diligente (68) Antonio de Albornoz y Mantilla (1734-1795) Captured
Monarca (68) Antonio Oyarbide Captured
Santa Cecilia (34) Domingo Pérez de Grandallana y Sierra (1753-1807)
Santa Rosalia (26) Antonio Ortega
 

Great Britain

 
English Squadron, Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Royal George (100) John Bourmaster (1736-1807)Fleet Flagship
Sandwich (90) Walter YoungSquadron Flagship
Prince George (98) Philip Patton (1739-1815)Squadron Flagship
Ajax (74) Samuel Uvedale (1729-1808)
Edgar (74) John Elliot (1732-1808)
Defence (74) James Cranston (c.1733-1790)
Monarch (74) Adam Duncan (1731-1804)
Montagu (74) John Houlton (c.1728-1791)
Invincible (74) Samuel Cornish (1739-1816)
Cumberland (74) Joseph Peyton (1725-1804)
Resolution (74) Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816)
Marlborough (74) Taylor Penny (c.1722-1786)
Terrible (74) John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810)
Bedford (74) Edmund Affleck (1725-1788)
Bienfaisant (64) John Macbride (c.1735-1800)
Apollo (32) Philimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780)
Triton (28) Skeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)
 

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