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Action off Dominique

9th April 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Success vs Santa Catalina 16.3.1782
Next action : Battle of the Saintes 12.4.1782

Action between 16 ships from the british fleet and the french "avant-garde" squadron reinforced by 3 additional vessels. Lieutenant-Général de Grasse stopped the engagement to avoid being brought too far from the escorted convoy.

The brithish ships looked to avoid the battle and close the fleet major part

 

 
British squadron

16 ships

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

 
Avant garde française,
Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1802
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hercule (74) 1778-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1795 Renamed "Hydre"
Chevalier Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la ClocheterieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1782
Le Neptune (74) 1778-1795
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1792
Le Souverain (74) 1757-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Peuple Souverain"
Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1741-1791
Le Palmier (74) 1752-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
de Martelly-ChautardFrench
Naval Sailor
L'Auguste (84) 1778-1795
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1793 Renamed "Jacobin"
1794 Renamed "Neuf Thermidor"
Pierre Joseph CastellanFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1782
Squadron Flagship
L'Ardent (64) 1779-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Scipion (74) 1778-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Nicolas de GrimouardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1793
Le Brave (74) 1781-1803
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
L'Hector (74) 1755-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le César (74) 1768-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles Louis de Bernard de Marigny (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1782
Le Dauphin Royal (74) 1738-1783
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
Renforts de la flotte
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Northumberland (74) 1780-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Antoine Cresp de Saint-CézaireFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1781
Le Citoyen (74) 1764-1793
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1789
Le Glorieux (74) 1756-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 

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