Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782


Fleet CommanderLord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
Fleet Formed9.1782
Fleet Disbanded12.1782

ShipJoinedLeftCommander
Bristol (50) 9.178227.9.1782James Burney
Proserpine (28) 9.178227.9.1782 
Termagant (26) 9.17822.10.1782Charles Stirling (1760-1833)
Latona (38) 9.178221.10.1782Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1801)
Panther (60) 9.178212.1782Robert Simonton (c.1737-1768)
Buffalo (50) 9.178212.1782John Holloway (1747-1826)
Crown (64) 9.178212.1782Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803)
Sampson (64) 9.178212.1782John Harvey (1740-1794)
Raisonable (64) 9.178212.1782Lord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)
Suffolk (74) 9.178212.1782Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)
Ruby (64) 9.178212.1782John Collins (c.1734-1794)
Polyphemus (64) 9.178212.1782The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)
Edgar (74) 9.178212.1782William Cayley (1742-1801)
Fortitude (74) 9.178212.1782George Keppel
Alexander (74) 9.178212.1782Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792)
Bienfaisant (64) 9.178212.1782John Howorth (c.1729-1801)
Asia (64) 9.178212.1782Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)
Vigilant (64) 9.178212.1782John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810)
Egmont (74) 9.178212.1782James Ferguson (1723-1793)
Vengeance (74) 9.178212.1782John Moutray (d.1785)
Britannia (100) 9.178212.1782Joseph Peyton (1725-1804), Benjamin Hill (c.1736-1785)
Queen (90) 9.178212.1782Frederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786), William Domett (1754-1828)
Ocean (90) 9.178212.1782Richard Boger (1739-1822)
Princess Amelia (80) 9.178212.1782John Reynolds (d.1793)
Princess Royal (90) 9.178212.1782Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795)
Blenheim (90) 9.178212.1782Adam Duncan (1731-1804)
Union (90) 9.178212.1782John Dalrymple (1722-1798)
Cambridge (80) 9.178212.1782The Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795)
Atlas (98) 9.178212.1782George Vandeput (d.1800)
Royal William (84) 9.178212.1782John Carter Allen (1724-1800)
Ganges (74) 9.178212.1782Charles Fielding (1738-1783)
Foudroyant (80) 9.178212.1782 John Jervis (1734/35-1823)
Courageux (74) 9.178212.1782Lord Constantine John Phipps (2nd Baron Mulgrave) (1744-1792)
Berwick Hulk (70) 9.178212.1782 
Goliath (74) 9.178212.1782Sir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)
Dublin (74) 9.178212.1782Archibald Dickson (c.1739-1803)
Bellona (74) 9.178212.1782Richard Onslow (1741-1817)
Victory (100) 9.178212.1782The Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792), Henry Duncan (1735-1814)

DateEventSource
1782/09/27The Bristol with the East India, and Proserpine with the West India convoys, parted company on their destined voyages, without losing a ship of their convoy 
1782/09/27Proserpine (28) left the fleet 
1782/09/27Bristol (50) left the fleet 
1782/10/02The Termagant, with all the Oporto convoy, parted from the fleet off Cape Finisterre 
1782/10/02Termagant (26) left the fleet 
1782/10/05Made the land to northward of Lisbon 
1782/10/11In the morning saw the entrance of the Gut of Gibraltar; the same evening passed through; the Panther and Buffalo had orders to lead the transports into the bay, but by mismanagement on the part of the transports they all drove past the Rock except four sail. 
1782/10/13Sunday. The enemy's fleet came out of the bay and stood over towards their own shore. In the evening we passed them very close and stood to the southward. The Buffalo was ordered to proceed to the Zaffarine Islands with the transports that were now with us, about twenty sail, and return to Gibraltar the first easterly wind; she parted from us in the night, but half the convoy remained with the fleet; the wind came to the southward and eastward, and we ran down to Tetuan Bay with intention to anchor there to shift the troops and send a supply of powder to the garrison from the ships. We stood close in and found that there could not be anchorage for so large a number of ships 
1782/10/21Latona (38) left the fleet 

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