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Affair of Fielding and Bylandt

31st December 1779
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action of 1779-12-21 21.12.1779 - 22.12.1779
Next action : Operations against Charleston 1.1780 - 5.1780

 

Dutch Republic

 
Dutch Squadron,
Lodewijk van BylandtDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1793
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 Fleet Flagship
Zwieten (44) 1759-1782
Dutch 44 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
NaumanDutch
Naval Sailor
Argo (40) 1772-1787
Dutch 40 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
Jan Hendrik van KinsbergenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1819
Valk (24) 1770-1799
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
SilvesterDutch
Naval Sailor
Alarm (24) 1774-1799
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
MulderDutch
Naval Sailor
 

Great Britain

 
British Squadron,
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
Fleet Flagship
Centaur (74) 1759-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John Neale Pleydell NottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1764
Courageux (74) 1761-1796
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Lord Constantine John Phipps (2nd Baron Mulgrave)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1792
Thunderer (74) 1760-1780
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
The Hon. Robert BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
Valiant (74) 1759-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel Granston GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1801
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
Buffalo (30) 1777-1783
British 30 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
Emerald (32) 1762-1793
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
Camel (24) 1776-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
Seaford (20) 1754-1784
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Isaac PrescottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1814
Hawk (10) 1761-1781
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Richard MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
Wolf (8) 1754-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Martin ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1781
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionTRN4
On the last day of the year 1779 a British squadron under Captain Charles Feilding came up with a large Dutch convoy in charge of the Dutch Rear-Admiral van Bylandt, who had with him two sail of the line and two frigates. It was notorious that the Dutch ships were laden with naval stores and other contraband of war for the French. Captain Feilding requested permission to search these ships, but it was refused him; and van Bylandt declared that he would fire if any such search were attempted. Next day, however (January 1st), boats were sent from the British ships, on which the Dutch fired, and the British warships replied by opening on the Dutch. His honour being now satisfied, van Bylandt struck, though no blood had been shed in the interchange of compliments. Captain Feilding refused to accept the surrender, and returned to port with nine prizes, which were all condemned in due course.


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