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Action in Chaleur Bay

Battle of Restigouche

La bataille de la Ristigouche

8th July 1760
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Action of 4 April 1760 4.4.1760
Next action : Siege of Pondicherry 4.9.1760 - 15.1.1761


Great Britain

British Ships,
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fame (74) 1759-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1801 Renamed "Guildford"
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
Fleet Flagship
Dorsetshire (68) 1757-1775
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
Repulse (32) 1759-1776
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
Also present
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Scarborough (20) 1756-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John StottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772

Royaume de France

French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Machault (32) 1759-1760
French 32 Gun
Hired Frigate
François Chenard de la GiraudaisFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1769
Le Bienfaisant (22) 1759-1760
French 22 Gun
Hired Ship
Le Marquis de Malauze (16) 1760-1760
French 16 Gun
Hired Ship

Notes on Action

The destruction by Commodore the Hon. John Byron in Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on July 8th, of the Machault, 32, Bienfaisant, 22, Marquis de Marlozc, 16, and several French small craft which had taken refuge there in expectation of chance offering them some opportunity for slipping up the river.

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 25th of May 2022 04:18

Achilles60 Captain Samuel Barrington present at the action?

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