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) (1729-1811)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hercule (74) Chevalier Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie (1741-1782)
Le Neptune (74) Charles Sochet (Seigneur Des Touches) (1727-1793)
Le Souverain (74) Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès) (1728-1803)
Le Palmier (74) de Martelly-Chautard
L'Auguste (84) Pierre Joseph CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent (64) Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)
Le Scipion (74) Nicolas Henri de Grimouard (1743-1794)
Le Brave (74) Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont) (1736-1797)
Le Hector (74)  
Le César (74)  
Le Dauphin Royal (74)  
 
Renforts de la flotte
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Northumberland (74) Saint Cézaire (d.1782)
Le Citoyen (74) Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy) (1729-1789)
Le Glorieux (74)  
 

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