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 : Seige of Pondicherry 4.9.1760 - 15.1.1761

 

Great Britain

 
British Ships, John Byron (1723-1786)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fame (74) John Byron (1723-1786)Fleet Flagship
Dorsetshire (68) John Campbell (1719-1790)
Repulse (32) John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
 
Also present
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Scarborough (20) John Stott (c.1729-1778)
 

Royaume de France

 
French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Machault (32) François Chenard de la Giraudais (1727-1776) Sunk
Le Bienfaisant (22)   Sunk
Le Marquis de Malauze (16)   Sunk
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN3
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.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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