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 RojasFleet Flagship Captured
San Genaro (74)  
San Justo (70)  
San Lorenzo (70) Juan Araoz
Princessa (70)   Captured
Diligente (70)   Captured
San Julian (70)   Captured
Santo Domingo (70) Ignacio de Mendizabal Sunk
Monarca (70) Antonio Oyarbide Captured
San Agustín (70) Vicente Doz y Funes
San Eugenio (70) Antonio Del Monte Sunk
Santa Rosalia (26)  
Santa Gertrudis (24)  
 

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 (d.1809)
Edgar (74) John Elliot (1732-1808)
Defence (74) James Cranston (d.1790)
Monarch (74) Adam Duncan (1731-1804)
Montagu (74) John Houlton (1740-1792)
Invincible (74) Samuel Pitchford (1739-1816)
Cumberland (74) Joseph Peyton (1725-1804), Harry Harmood (1739-1809)
Resolution (74) Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816)
Marlborough (74) Taylor Penny (1722-1786)
Terrible (74) Sir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792), John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810)
Bedford (74) Edmund Affleck (1725-1788)
Bienfaisant (64) John Macbride (c.1735-1800)
Apollo (32) Philimon Pownoll (d.1780)
Triton (28) Skeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)
 

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