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 16th March 1782
Next action : Battle of the Saintes 12th April 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 NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

 
Avant garde française, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Hercule (74) 74Chevalier Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie
Le Neptune (74) 74 Charles Sochet (Seigneur Des Touches)
Le Souverain (74) 74Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)
Le Palmier (74) 74 de Martelly-Chautard
L'Auguste (84) 84 de CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent (64) 64Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny
Scipion (74) 74Nicolas Henri de Grimouard
Brave (74) 74 Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont)
Le Hector (74) 74 
Le César (74) 74 
Le Dauphin Royal (74) 74 
 
Renforts de la flotte
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Le Northumberland (74) 74 Saint Cézaire
Le Citoyen (74) 74 Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy)
Glorieux (74) 74 
 

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