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Encounter at Sandy Hook

22nd July 1778
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Alert vs Coureur 17.6.1778
Next action : 1st Battle of Ushant 27.7.1778


Great Britain

British Fleet,
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1799
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Phoenix (44) 1759-1780
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Roebuck (44) 1774-1811
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
Andrew Snape HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
Pearl (32) 1762-1832
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1825 Renamed "Prothee"
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
Maidstone (28) 1758-1794
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
Vigilant (22) 1777-1780
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Brabazon ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1788
Thunder (8) 1757-1778
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1775 Renamed "Thunder"
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830

Royaume de France

French Fleet,
Chevalier Charles - Henri Hector d'EstaingFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1793
Ship NameCommanderNotes



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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of December 2019 05:20

Further to the vessels listed, I have:
Ardent64 Captain George Keppel, Rear-Admiral Blue James Gambier
Preston50 Captain Samuel Uppleby, Commodore William Hotham
Isis50 Captain John Raynor
Somerset68 Captain George Ourry
Trident64 Captain Anthony James Pye Molloy, Commodore John Elliot
Admiral d'Estaing arrived off Sandy Hook but failed to the force under Admiral Howe

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Sir Basil KeithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1769
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British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
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British First Rate galleon 'Ark Raleigh' (1587) (55) 1587-1608
British 55 Gun
1st Rate Galleon
1603 Renamed "Ann Royal"
1592 Renamed "Ark Royal"
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French 118 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1805 Renamed "Impérial"