Battle of Solebay

28th May 1672
Part of : The Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672 - 1674/02)
Previous action : Battle of Smyrna Convoy 13.3.1671/72
Next action : First Battle of Schooneveld 28.5.1673

 

Allied (Royaume de France & Kingdom of England) - Sir James Stuart (Duke of York) (1633-1701)

 
Blue Squadron Van Division, Sir John Kempthorne (1620-1679)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Gloucester (60) William Coleman (d.1681)23 Killed, 22 Wounded
Bonaventure (48) Richard Trevanion (1627-1714)3 Killed, 10 Wounded
Saint George (52) Geoffrey Pearce (d.1672)18 Killed, 22 Wounded CO Killed
Saint Andrew (100) Sir John Kempthorne (1620-1679)Squadron Flagship 20 Killed, 61 Wounded
Warspite (64) Robert Robinson11 Killed, 14 Wounded
Antelope (52) Roger Strickland (1640-1717), Richard White (d.1673)3 Killed, 4 Wounded
French Ruby (74) Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)3 Killed, 4 Wounded
 
Blue Squadron, Center Division, Lord Edward Montagu (1st Earl of Sandwich) (d.1672)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Montagu (58) Thomas Darcy, Thomas Darcy8 Killed, 34 Wounded
Leopard (56) Peter Bowen (d.1673)3 Killed, 9 Wounded
Rupert (64) Sir John Holmes (d.1679)32 Killed, 59 Wounded
Royal James (100) Richard Haddock (1629-1714/15)Squadron Flagship c.700 Killed Burnt
Henry (64) The Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)49 Killed, 65 Wounded CO Killed
Edgar (70) John Wetwang (d.1684)13 Killed, 7 Wounded
Crown (48) William Finch (d.1673)5 Killed, 7 Wounded
Mary Rose (50) William Davies
Princess (56) Richard Munden (1640-1680)15 Killed, 17 Wounded
 
Blue Squadron, Rear Division, Sir Joseph Jordan (1603-1685)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Mary (54) John Brooks (d.1678)3 Killed, 2 Wounded
Ruby (46)  
Triumph (60) Willoughby Hannam (d.1672)10 Killed, 6 Wounded CO Killed
Royal Sovereign (100)  Squadron Flagship 15 Killed, 24 Wounded No Effect
Unicorn (46) Richard James (d.1679/80)3 Killed, 4 Wounded
Tiger (40) John Turner (d.1672)1 Killed, 4 Wounded
Plymouth (52) Roger Strickland (1640-1717)5 Killed, 16 Wounded
Advice (42) Dominick Nugent9 Killed, 16 Wounded
Richmond (24) Napthali Ball (d.1672/73)7 Killed, 17 Wounded
 
Red Squadron, Van Division, Sir Edward Spragg (d.1673)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Resolution (70) Sir John Berry (1635-1690/91)Squadron Flagship 30 Killed, 72 Wounded
Bristol (50) Charles Wylde (d.1683/84)4 Killed
London (96) Sir Edward Spragg (d.1673)11 Killed, 28 Wounded
Old James (48) John Hayward (d.1673)12 Killed, 20 Wounded
Sweepstakes (36) George Canning (d.1677)1 Killed, 3 Wounded
Dunkirk (50) Francis Courtnay (d.1673)
Diamond (46) Thomas Foulis (d.1673)10 Killed, 25 Wounded
Monck (58) Bernard Ludman (d.1673)8 Killed, 14 Wounded
Dartmouth (28) Richard Sadlington (d.1673)1 Killed, 7 Wounded
 
Red Squadron, Center Division, Sir James Stuart (Duke of York) (1633-1701)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Yarmouth (50) Robert Werden (d.1673)1 Killed, 7 Wounded
Dreadnought (58) Arthur Herbert (1648-1716)2 Killed, 14 Wounded
Cambridge (68) Fretchville Holies (d.1672)17 Killed, 18 Wounded CO Killed
Fairfax (60) George Legge (1647-1691)30 Killed, 42 Wounded
Victory (82) Lord Thomas Butler (Earl of Ossory)24 Killed, 78 Wounded
Prince (100) Sir John Cox (d.1672)Squadron Flagship 43 Killed, 52 Wounded CO Killed
Saint Michael (90) Sir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)31 Killed, 90 Wounded
Monmouth (64) Richard Beach (d.1692)19 Killed, 34 Wounded
Adventure (38) John Tyrwhitt
Royal Katherine (84) Sir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)49 Killed, 55 Wounded
Phoenix (42) Ralph Sanderson1 Killed, 10 Wounded
Garland (22) John Wyborne2 Killed
 
Red Squadron, Rear Division, Sir John Harman (d.1673)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
York (58) Thomas Elliott14 Killed, 35 Wounded
Greenwich (58) Levy Green (d.1672)2 Killed, 5 Wounded
Anne (58) John Waterworth (d.1672)11 Killed, 11 Wounded CO Killed
Charles (96) Sir John Harman (d.1673)Squadron Flagship 50 Killed, 79 Wounded
Rainbow (64) Willoughby Hannam (d.1672), James Storey (d.1682)32 Killed, 104 Wounded
Forrester (22) Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)2 Killed, 3 Wounded
Dover Sir John Ernle12 Killed, 23 Wounded
Constant Warwick (34) Thomas Hamilton
Success (24) George Watson2 Killed, 2 Wounded
 
White Squadron, Van Division, Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Illustre (64) François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey) (1635-1679)
Téméraire (52) de Larson
Admirable (70) Jérome-Augustin du Vernay de Beaulieu (1630-1703)
Le Terrible (70) Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)Squadron Flagship
Le Conquérant (66) de Beaulieu de Tivas (1630-1673)
Hasardeux (34) Théophile du Vigier (Sieur de La Vigerie-Treillebois) (1640-1702)
Bourbon (48) de Kerven
Alcyon (44) Bitaut de Beor
Prince (50) Charles-François Davy (Marquis d'Amfreville) (1628-1692)
Vaillant (52) André de Nesmond (1641-1702)
 
White Squadron, Center Division, Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées) (1624-1707)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Françoise (32) Jacques de Cuers (Seigneur de Cogolin) (1622-1700)
Foudroyant (76) Jean Gabaret (Seigneur d'Angoulins) (1631-1697)
Brave (50) Jean-Baptiste Valbelle (Chevalier de Valbelle) (1627-1681)
Aquilon (52) d'Ailly
Le Tonnant (64) Hector des Ardens (1620-1675)
Le Saint Philippe (82) de CouSquadron Flagship
Grand (66) Gombaud
Duc (48) Bernard Jean-François Jacques Kadot (1644-1732)
L'Oriflamme (50) Kerjean-Lesmoual
Excellent (56) Pierre Guérusseau (Seigneur du Magnou) (1630-1706)
L'Arrogant (32) François de Villeneuve-Ferrieres (1643-1676)
 
White Squadron, Rear Division, du Vigier (Sieur des Rabesnières-Treillebois ) (1610-1672)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fort (56) Charles de Courbon-Blénac (1st Comte de Blénac) (1622-1696)
Rubis (48) Louis Le Roux d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin (Chevalier d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin) (1642-1712)
Le Galant (46) Chevalier Pierre Le Bret (Chevalier de Flacourt) (1640-1692)
Sans Pareil (64) Chadeau de la Clocheterie
Superbe (76) du Vigier (Sieur des Rabesnières-Treillebois ) (1610-1672)Squadron Flagship CO Killed
Sage (52) Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Comte de Tourville) (1642-1701)
Le Hardi (32) de la Roque-Garseval
L'Heureux (52) François Panetié (Seigneur de la Croix) (1626-1696)
L'Invincible (64) François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)
 
Vessels not in the Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Cleveland (8) William Faseby (d.1711)
Merlin (8) Jacob Baker (d.1678)
Kitchen (8) William Wright
John's Advice  
Spy (4) John Withers Blue Squardon, Van
Emsworth (4) David Trotter (d.1683)Blue Squadron, Rear
Fanfan (4) John Pibus (d.1673/74) Red Squadron, Center
 
Fireships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Supply (6) Henry Williams Red Squadron, Van
Castle (8) Thomas Wilshaw (d.1702)Red Squadron, Center 1 Killed, 2 Wounded
Bantum (6) Henry Pattison (d.1672)Red Squadron, Center 2 Killed, 3 Wounded Expended as fireship
Katherine (6) Thomas Andrews (d.bef.1677)Red Squadron, Center Expended as fireship
Fountain (34) Robert Stout (d.1675)Red Squadron, Center 1 Killed, 3 Wounded Expended as fireship
Ann and Christopher (8) William Humble (d.1672/73)Red Squadron, Rear 1 Killed, 2 Wounded Fireship
Success (6) Mathew DawsonBlue Squadron, Rear
Anne and Judith (6) Joseph HarrisBlue Squadron, Rear 5 Killed, 5 Wounded Expended as fireship
Robert (4) Richard Collins Blue Squadron, Center
Rachel (6)   Blue Squadron, Center
Thomas and Edward (6) John Holmes Blue Squadron, Center
Alice and Francis (6) Ezekiel Yennis (d.1672) Expended as fireship Blue Squadron, Center
Francis (4) Robert Fortescue Blue Squadron, Van
Hopewell (6) Ralph Wrenn (d.1692)
Samuel and Anne (6) Richard Haddock (d.1678)
Providence (6) William Andrews (d.bef.1675)
 
Vessels joining in the Afternoon or Evening
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Mermaid (24) Erik Carlsson Sjöblad (1647-1725)
Guernsey (22)  
Algiers (32) Sir Thomas Knevett
Drake (14) John Temple (d.1687)
Henrietta (8)  
Portsmouth (4) Edward Pearce (d.1673/74)
 

Dutch Republic

 
Van Squadron, Adriaen van Trappen Banckert (1615-1684)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Zevenwolden (76)  
Groningen (72)  
Prins Hendrik Casimir (72)  
Gelderland (72)  
Oudshoorn (70)  
Walcheren (70)  
Kalandsoog (68)  
Steenbergen (64) Jan Roetering
Wapen van Nassau (60)  
Schieland (60) Nicolaas Naalhout
Huis te Kruiningen (58)  
Oostergo (68) Jan Janszoon Vijselaer
Elf Steden (54)  
Zwanenburg (52) Cornelis Evertsen (1642-1706)
Drie Helden Davids (50)  
Middelburg (50)  
Oranje (50)  
Vlissingen (46) Jan le Sage (d.1652/53)
Medemblik (46) Hendrik Visscher (d.1673)
Zierikzee (40) Willem Hendriksen
Veere (40) Adriaan van Cruiningen
 
Center Squadron, Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1606/7-1676)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
De Zeven Provinciën (86)  Fleet Flagship
Reigersbergen (74) Jan de Han, Jacob van Meeuwen
Ridderschap (72)  
Wapen van Hoorn (70)  
Maagd van Dordrecht (68)  
Waasdorp (68) Francois Palm
Westfriesland (78)  
Utrecht (62)  
Alkmaar (62) Klaas Anker
Delft (62) Gerolf Ysselmuyden
Deventer (62)  
Jozua (60) Jan Dick Sunk
Provincie van Utrecht (60)  
Groot Hollandia (64) Jan van Brakel (1638-1690)
Westergo (56)  
Wassenaer (56) Philips van Almonde (1644-1711)
Beschermer (54) Jan Noirot (d.1676), David Swerius
Agatha (50)  
Zeelandia (48)  
Jaarsveld (34)  
Stavoren (44) Daniel Elsevier (1630-1687/88) Captured
 
Rear Squadron, Willem Josef van Ghent (1626-1672)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Dolfijn (84) Michael KindtSquadron Flagship
Olifant (82)  
Gouda (72)  
Pacificatie (70) Volckert Schram (1620-1673)
Komeetster (70) Hendrik van Tol
Woerden (68) Jacob Binckes (1637-1677)
Wapen van Enkhuizen (66)  
Justina van Nassau (60) Jan Heck
Akerboom (60) Jacob Teding van Berkhout (d.1676)
Noorderkwartier (60) Jan Dick
Gideon (60) Pieter van Middelandt (d.1676)
Oosterwijk (68)  
Amsterdam (62)  
Essen (50)  
Dordrecht (50)  
Caleb (50) Jan Dick, Jan Crook
Gouden Leeuwen (50)  
Stavoreen (48)  
Jupiter (32)  
 
Frigates Etc.
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Harderwijk (34) Mozes Wichmans
Asperen (32)  
Overijssel (36)  
Popkensburg (24) Matheeus Megang
Schiedam (24)  
Bommel (24) Pieter Claesse Decker
Haas (24)  
Windhond (4)  
Brak (24) Cornelis van der Zaen
Postiljon (20)  
Sollenburgh (4) Jan Janszoon Bout
 

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Posted by gauthard serge on Wednesday 18th of January 2017 17:13

Van Division:
Ship: TEMERAIRE : captain : de Larson.
Center Division:
Ship: ARROGANT : captain : de Villeneuve-Ferrières.
Rear Division :
Ship: RUBIS : captain : Saint- Aubin d'Infreville.
Ship: SAGE : captain : Anne-Hilarion Chevalier de Tourville.
Ship: HARDI : captain : de la Roque-Garseval.
Ship: HEUREUX : captain : François Panetié.
Ship: INVINCIBLE : captain : Chevalier de Verdille.
Ship:SANS PAREIL : another captain : de la Clocheterie !!
bye.


Posted by Brian on Thursday 12th of June 2014 17:56

The London Gazette
Publication date:June 1672
Ostend June 15 By divers vessels, arrived here from Zealand we have advice that several Dutch men of war are come in three miserably damaged and torn ans shattered, and amongst others Lieu. Admiral Van Ghents ship, who hath above 200 men killed and 60 wounded, Van Effs ship, Vice Admiral of Rotterdam, young Eversons ship, the Haas of Amsterdam, as likewise Cap. Brackels ship who have all lost abundance of men; we are certainly informed that de Ruyter lost above 200 men on board his own ship; and the Dutch themselves confess that the have lost more men in this engagement that in any two battles during any former war; all the hospitals at Terveer, Ulissing, and Middleburgh are now crowded with wounded men, so that notwithstanding all the extravagant reports that have been spread abroad in Holland, of the advantage they had over the English in this engagement, the people begin to become very sensible of the contrary and cannot be longer kept from knowing that their fleet is extremely torn and disabled. etc.


Posted by Brian on Thursday 12th of June 2014 17:32

The London Gazette
Publication date:27 May 1672
Southwould, May 28. past nine at night. About five a clock this morning, His Majesty's Fleet, under the Command of Hid Royal Highness, discovered the Dutch standing in for this Bay, upon which our fleet weighed, and about seven the Dutch engaged with the Blue Squadron, the Royal James, being the first that fired. The next that was engaged was his Royal Highness who was becalmed; the Blue Squadron who were to the northward, and the French who were to the southward, having a gale, the French got up with his Royal Highness and fought bravely; the Blue stood to the northward, but were divided. The Sovereign with part of the Blue Squadron engaging with the Dutch, the wind being at E.S.E. were with the ebb tide driven to the northward as low as Leistoff, and about noon the wind coming up northerly to the northward of the east. Sir. Joseph Jordan and the St. Andrew, with upward of twenty more got the weather gage of the Dutch and betwixt two and three in the afternoon, were hotly engaged, the Dutch standing away to the S.E. Betwixt two and 3 a clock, the Royal Highness being over pressed with men of war and fireships, a Flag-ship laid himself thwart behind his harse, who finding hot entertainment called for Quarter; our men entring him, thee Fire-ships attacked the Royal James, two of which he sunk, the other took place and burnt him; the Earl of Sandwich is safe, and Captain Haddock, only the Captain wounded in the thigh. The Henry and two or three ships more being disabled, are now standing for Harwich. Several ships were observed to have been fired, what the are is not known. The wind is now at N.E. and blows a fresh gale , the ceased from fighting between eight and nine this night.

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