Fowey vs Ventura

14th March 1762 - 15th March 1762
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Capture of Saint Lucia 24.2.1762 - 25.2.1762
Next action : Operations against Havana 6.6.1762 - 13.8.1762


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fowey (24) Joseph Mead (c.1710-1799) 10 killed, 24 wounded


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ventura (26)   Captured 40+ killed, ? wounded

Notes on Action

On the Jamaica station, the Fowey, 24, (9-prs.), Captain Joseph Mead, fell in, off Cape Tiberon, with the Spanish royal frigate Ventura, 26 (12-prs.), and fought her for an hour and a half, when the ships separated, much damaged. On the following morning the action was resumed with vigour, and continued till the Ventura struck. The Fowey lost ten killed and twenty-four wounded, and the Ventura, forty in killed alone.

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