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Battle of Orbitello

Battle of Isola del Giglio

14th June 1646 (1646/06/24 NS)
Part of : Franco-Spanish War (1635 - 1659)
Previous action : Battle of Cabo de Gata 2.9.1643
Next action : Battle of Castellammare 21.12.1647 - 22.12.1647

After a hard but inconclusive fight during which Admiral Brézé was killed, the French fleet withdrew to Toulon leaving the sea to the Spanish, who decided not to pursue them to relieve Orbetello.

 

Royaume de France -
Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1641

 
Port Division,
Louis de Foucault de Saint-Germain-BeaupréFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1616-1659
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Lune (36) 1641-1664
French 36 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
Jacques Le Roy (Sieur d'Aplemont )French
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1636-1638
Squadron Flagship
 
Center Division,
Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1641
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Grand Saint Louis (48) 1627-1649
French 48 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1646 Renamed "Grand Saint Louis"
Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1641
Squadron Flagship CO Killed
 
Starboard Division,
Jules MontignyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1646
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Soleil (36) 1642-1672
French 36 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Hercule"
1671 Renamed "Marquis"
 Squadron Flagship
 
Division Unknown

Ships who's division is unknown

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Saint Thomas d'Aquin (36) 1642-1661
French 36 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
EschasserieFrench
Naval Sailor
L'Admirante 1646-1646
French Unrated Ship
 
Dunkerquis (32) 1643-1650
French 32 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
1644 Renamed "Dunkerquis"
1644 Renamed "Saint Jacques de Dunkerque"
François GabaretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1646
,
Mathurin GabaretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1641-1667
Le Cardinal (42) 1638-1662
French 42 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
Liniers (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1646
Le Grand Anglais (34) 1643-1650
French 34 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Paul de Fortia (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1619-1667
La Vierge (34) 1638-1660
French 34 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
du PreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1646
,
La LandeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1647
Le Sourdis (34) 1641-1661
French 34 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Jean-Augustin Garnier de RoussetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1625-1647
Le Triomphe (30) 1638-1662
French 30 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Bochard MenilletFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1640-1652
Le Triton (26) 1638-1652
French 26 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Lusseraye (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1647
Le Lion Couronne (28) 1641-1651
French 28 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
Louis ForbinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1676
Le Saint Charles (28) 1637-1650
French 28 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
Pierre Certaines de FricambaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1666
La Madeleine (24) 1635-1655
French 24 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Guillaume d'AlmérasFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1637-1676
La Duchesse 1646-1646
French Unrated Unknown
 
 
Reserve Division,
MontadeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1647

6 Ships, 8 fireships, 4 storeships, 1 hospital ship and 20 galleys.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Cancre Doré 1646-1646
French Unrated Storeship
  Storeship
L'Espérance du Lubeck 1646-1646
French Unrated Storeship
  Storeship
Le Porteur de Bois 1646-1646
French Unrated Storeship
  Storeship
Le Saint Jacques du Portugal (10) 1643-1648
French 10 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
  Hospital Ship
Les Deux Aigles 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
L'Espérance 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
La Levrette 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
La Lionne 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
Marguerite du Ponant (14) 1625-1649
French 14 Gun
5th Rate Ship
1638 Renamed "Marguerite du Ponant"
  Fireship
La Marie 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
La Mecque 1646-1646
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
Le Saint Fernand 1646-1647
French Unrated Fireship
  Fireship
 

Spain -
Miguel de NoronhaSpanish
Naval Sailor

 
Spanish Fleet,
Miguel de NoronhaSpanish
Naval Sailor

22 ships, 5 fireships, 30 Galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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