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First Battle of Schooneveld

28th May 1673
Part of : The Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672 - 1674/02)
Previous action : Battle of Solebay 28.5.1672
Next action : Second Battle of Schooneveld 4.6.1673

 

Allied (Kingdom of England & Royaume de France)

 
Blue Squadron (Unknown Division)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Greenwich (58) 1666-1699
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas BridgemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1674
Bonaventure (48) 1663-1682
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
Ruby (46) 1652-1708
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Stephen PyendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
Diamond (46) 1652-1693
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
John ShelleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1678
 
Blue Squadron, Van Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Saint Michael (90) 1669-1706
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas GuyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1696
Rainbow (64) 1617-1680
British 64 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
Mark HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1673
York (58) 1653-1703
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "York"
William FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1673
Hampshire (38) 1653-1686
British 38 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Richard GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
Fireship (Expended)
Falcon 1666-1694
British 5th Rate Ship
Thomas AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1670-1673
Foresight (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Richard JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
 
Blue Squadron, Main Division,
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Prince (100) 1670-1692
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
Squadron Flagship
Royal Sovereign (100) 1660-1679
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
,
Sir William ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
,
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
Cambridge (68) 1666-1694
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
Saint George (52) 1622-1697
British 52 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1650 Renamed "George"
1660 Renamed "Saint George"
 
Dreadnought (58) 1654-1690
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dreadnought"
Richard TrevanionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
Henrietta (58) 1654-1689
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Henrietta"
Robert WerdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1673
CO Killed
Henrietta (58) 1654-1689
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Henrietta"
Robert WerdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1673
Dunkirk (50) 1651-1703
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dunkirk"
Francis CourtnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
Advice (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Dominick NugentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
 
Blue Squadron, Rear Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Saint Andrew (100) 1670-1702
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
John ArcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1673
Monck (58) 1660-1702
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Bernard LudmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
Mary (54) 1650-1687
British 54 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Mary"
Sir Roger StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
,
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
Unicorn (46) 1634-1687
British 46 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
John RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
Sweepstakes (36) 1666-1698
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
John TempestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
 
Red Squadron (Unknown Division)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Constant Warwick (34) 1666-1691
British 34 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
Gustavus HorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1673
 
Red Squadron, Van Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
London (96) 1670-1706
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
William HoldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1683
Squadron Flagship
Resolution (70) 1667-1696
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
French Ruby (74) 1666-1686
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas Room CoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
Warspite (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
Anne (58) 1653-1673
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1665 Renamed "Anne"
Thomas ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1673
Stavoreen (48) 1672-1682
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
John KeeneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1673
Triumph (60) 1623-1688
British 60 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
William DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1689
Happy Return (52) 1654-1691
British 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Happy Return"
John StansbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1674
 
Red Squadron, Main Division,
Sir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1673
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Royal Katherine (84) 1664-1699
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
George LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1688
Edgar (70) 1668-1702
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir William ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
Henry (64) 1656-1682
British 64 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Henry"
 
Rupert (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
Gloucester (60) 1654-1682
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
Lion (58) 1658-1698
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas FoulisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
CO Killed
Old James (48) 1634-1682
British 48 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1660 Renamed "Old James"
James StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
Princess (56) 1660-1680
British 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Robert StoutBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1674
Crown (48) 1654-1689
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Crown"
Richard SadlingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1672
Fireship (Expended)
 
Red Squadron, Rear Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Royal Charles (100) 1673-1693
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
,
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
,
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
Fleet Flagship
Charles (96) 1668-1699
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1687 Renamed "Saint George"
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
,
Richardson DickinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673
Victory (82) 1666-1691
British 82 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir William JennensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1690
Revenge (58) 1654-1678
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Revenge"
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
,
Sir John ErnleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1687
Yarmouth (50) 1653-1680
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Henry ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1674
Newcastle (50) 1653-1692
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
John PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1666
Fireship (Expended)
Assurance (32) 1646-1698
British 32 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Ralph LassellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1677
Mary Rose (50) 1653-1691
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Mary Rose"
 Fireship (Expended)
 
White Squadron (French), (Unknown Division)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Tonnant (64) 1670-1678
French 64 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Éclatant (60) 1665-1684
French 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Éclatant"
 
Illustre (66) 1666-1698
French 66 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Illustre"
Jérome-Augustin du Vernay de BeaulieuFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1682
Foudroyant (68) 1669-1690
French 68 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Foudroyant"
Jean Gabaret (Seigneur d'Angoulins)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1692
Grand (66) 1666-1678
French 66 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Grand"
Job ForantFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1689
Sans Pareil (64) 1666-1679
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Sans Pareil"
Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Comte de Tourville)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1669-1692
L'Agréable (62) 1671-1717
French 62 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Bon (54) 1672-1692
French 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Pierre de CouFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1666
Fortuné (54) 1671-1688
French 54 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Fortuné"
Charles de Courbon-Blénac (1st Comte de Blénac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1670-1693
Le Maure (52) 1672-1685
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1678 Renamed "Content"
Charles-François Davy (2nd Marquis d'Amfreville)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1692
L'Apollon (52) 1671-1709
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1678 Renamed "Hardi"
Joseph AndraultFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Administrator
Marine
Service 1669-1706
Vaillant (52) 1671-1691
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Vaillant"
Aquilon (52) 1666-1697
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Aquilon"
Louis de GabaretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1671
Sage (52) 1669-1692
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1670 Renamed "Sage"
La BarreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1676
Téméraire (52) 1671-1694
French 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Téméraire"
L'Oriflamme (50) 1670-1691
French 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Duc (48) 1669-1691
French 48 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Duc"
Chevalier Pierre Le Bret (Chevalier de Flacourt)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1684
Aimable (56) 1658-1689
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Aimable"
Chevalier Jean François Kadot de SébevilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1704
 
 
White Squadron (French), Van Division,
Hector des ArdensFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1673
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Terrible (70) 1670-1678
French 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
 
White Squadron (French), Main Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
White Squadron (French), Rear Division,
François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Orgueilleux (70) 1671-1687
French 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1671 Renamed "Orgueilleux"
François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
Squadron Flagship
 
Vessels not in the Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Providence (6) 1672-1673
British 6 Gun
Unrated Fireship
  Fireship (Expended)
Rachel (6) 1672-1673
British 6 Gun
Unrated Fireship
John KelseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
Fireship (Expended)
Samuel and Anne (6) 1672-1673
British 6 Gun
Unrated Fireship
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1673
Fireship (Expended)
 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hasardeux (24) 1666-1673
French 24 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
1671 Renamed "Hasardeux"
 
 

Dutch Republic

 
Van Squadron,
Cornelis Maartenszoon TrompDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1629-1691
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Center Squadron,
Michiel Adriaenszoon de RuyterDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1607-1676
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Rear Squadron,
Adriaen van Trappen BanckertDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1615-1684
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Vessels not in the Line
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hollandia (80) 1665-1683
Dutch 80 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
 
Zeelandia (34) 1643-1677
Dutch 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
 

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Posted by Brian on Friday 6th of June 2014 19:20

The London Gazette, Publication date:29 May 1673
His Highness, Prince Rupert's letter to the Earl of Arlington, from on board the Royal Charles, off of the O??er Bank the 19th of May 1673, distant from East Cape seven leagues at one afternoon the wind S.S.W.
I give you herein an account of the action yesterday, being the 28th such as at present can be made, having not had time to learn the particulars of the enemies losses. The foul weather having before given us opportunity and leisure to sound all the sands. On the 27th it was resolved at a Council of War, held here on board with Flag Officers, to attack the enemy ?ding at anchor, in a line between the Rand and the Stony Bank. Accordingly a squadron was then ordered out of the several divisions of the fleet, (whereof the eldest Captain was to command each party) consisting in all of 35 frigates, and 13 Fireships, besides small craft to sound before them. Yesterday morning about eight of the clock the drew out of their squadrons, and sailed towards the enemy, the winds at S.S.W. and that by 12 a clock at noon, engaged the Van of them, commanded by Trump. We were forced to engage sooner that I intended, to prevent the enemies from getting the wind, that squadron commanded by Trump, was o pressed by us, that it gave way, and retired as far away as the Sands would give them leave. The squadron commanded by de Ruyter, fell to the share of Count de Estrees, and the French, who behaved themselves very bravely . Sir Edward Spragge, also on his side maintained the fight with so much courage and resolution, that their whole body gave way, to such degree, that had it not been fear of the shoals, we had driven them into their harbours, and the King would have had a better account of them. The case being thus, and the night approaching, I judged it fit to stand a little off and to anchor here where I now ride. The enemy had a considerable loss, (which they will not easily repair) I having many men slain, many ships disabled, and some destroyed; de Ruyter and Trump had run a great hazard of being burnt by some of our Fireships, if they had behaved themselves as they ought to have done. Our losses are very inconsiderable, teo of our ships only being disabled, viz. the Cambridge and the Resolution, which I shall send home to refit; the rest of our work will easily be done here. We have lost very few common men; as yet I have an account but of these officers slain, Capt. Fowles, Capt. Werden, and Capt. Finch; Col. Hamilton has his leg shot off. All the officers and common men, generally behaved themselves very well, of which I will send the particulars, when I am better informed; in my squadron more especially; Capt. Leg, Sir John Holmes, Capt. Wettwang, Captain Story, Sir Roger Strickland, and Sir William Reeves, the first took a ship of the enemies, and the latter brought up a Fireship, and layed himself to leeward of Trump, and if the Captain of the Fireship had done his duty, Trump would certainly burnt. Notwithstanding which, Story and Wettwang so belaboured him, that Reeves cleared himself from the crowd of the enemy. etc...

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