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Howe's encounter with d'Estaing

11th August 1778
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Second Battle of Pondicherry 10.8.1778
Next action : Renown vs Languedoc 13.8.1778

 

Great Britain

 
British Fleet,
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Roebuck (44) 1774-1811
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
Andrew Snape HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
Venus (36) 1758-1828
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1807 Renamed "Heroine"
William Peere WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1830
Pearl (32) 1762-1832
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1825 Renamed "Prothee"
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
Richmond (32) 1757-1781
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
John Lewis GidoinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1795
Vigilant (22) 1777-1780
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Brabazon ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1788
Sphinx (20) 1775-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
Strombolo (14) 1746-1780
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1771 Renamed "Strombolo"
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
Sulphur (8) 1778-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
James WattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
Volcano (8) 1778-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
William Henry King O'HaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1789
 

Royaume de France

 
French Fleet,
Chevalier Charles - Henri Hector d'EstaingFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1793
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Provence (64) 1763-1786
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 

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