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Ruby v La Solitaire

6th December 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Battle of Cape Spartel 20.10.1782
Next action : Action of 1782-12-12 12.12.1782

 

Great Britain

 
British Ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ruby (64) 1776-1821
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
2 wounded
 

Royaume de France

 
French Ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Solitaire (64) 1774-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Borda (Chevalier de Borda)French
Naval Sailor
Captured 20+ killed, 35 wounded
 

Notes on Action


Description of the ActionTRN4
On December 6th, Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Hughes fell in with a small French squadron off Barbados; and the Ruby, 64, Captain John Collins, succeeded in bringing the Solitaire, 64, Captain Chevalier de Borda, to close action at about 1.30 P.M. After a stout fight, the French ship struck, as a second vessel of the line was coming up to the help of the Ruby.


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