Bellona vs Le Courageux

Battle of Cape Finisterre

13th August 1761 - 14th August 1761
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Action of 17th July 1761 17.7.1761
Next action : Operations against Martinique 7.1.1762 - 10.2.1762


Great Britain

British Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Bellona (74) Robert Faulknor (1721-1769)Squadron Flagship 6 killed, 28 wounded
Brilliant (36) James Logie (c.1714-1779)5 killed, 16 wounded

Royaume de France - Dugué Lambert (d.1761)

French Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Courageux (74) Dugué Lambert (d.1761)Squadron Flagship 240 killed, 110 wounded Captured
La Malicieuse (32)  
L'Hermine (32)  



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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 26th of April 2016 21:08

French Corageux74 taken by Bellona74 cap Robert Faulknor and added off Vigo, while Brilliant pursued 2 French frigates which escaped
British Squadron action against French
Ship Commander
Bellona74 Robert Faulknor
Brilliant36 James Logie

French Squadron

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 26th of April 2016 20:55

action took place off the Spanish / Portuguese coast

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