Cerberus vs Grana

25th February 1781
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Isis vs Rotterdam 31.12.1780
Next action : Battle of Cape Henry 16.3.1781


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Cerberus (32) Robert Man (1745-1813) 2 wounded


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Grana (30) N. de Medina Captured 7 killed, 17 wounded

Notes on Action

On the 25th, the Cerberus, 28, Captain Robert Man, whilst cruising off Finisterre, sighted, chased, and brought to action the Spanish 30-gun frigate Grana, Don N. de Medina. She was a month out from Ferrol on a cruise. Her armament was wretchedly light, consisting of twenty-two 6-prs. and eight 4-prs., and to this must probably be ascribed her easy capture. She was purchased into the Navy under the same name, and rated as a 28.

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