Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782


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

ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Bristol (50) 9.178227.9.1782 James BurneyFleet disbanded
Proserpine (28) 9.178227.9.1782 Fleet disbanded
Termagant (18) 9.17822.10.1782 Charles Stirling (1760-1833)Fleet disbanded
Latona (38) 9.178221.10.1782 Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1801)Fleet disbanded
Panther (60) 9.178212.1782 Robert Simonton (c.1737-1768)Fleet disbanded
Buffalo (30) 9.178212.1782 John Holloway (1747-1826)Fleet disbanded
Crown (64) 9.178212.1782 Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803)Fleet disbanded
Sampson (64) 9.178212.1782 John Harvey (1740-1794)Fleet disbanded
Raisonable (64) 9.178212.1782Lord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)Fleet disbanded
Suffolk (74) 9.178212.1782Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)Fleet disbanded
Ruby (64) 9.178212.1782 John Collins (c.1734-1794)Fleet disbanded
Polyphemus (64) 9.178212.1782The Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)Fleet disbanded
Edgar (74) 9.178212.1782 William Cayley (1742-1801)Fleet disbanded
Fortitude (74) 9.178212.1782 George KeppelFleet disbanded
Alexander (74) 9.178212.1782Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792)Fleet disbanded
Bienfaisant (64) 9.178212.1782 John Howorth (c.1729-1801)Fleet disbanded
Asia (64) 9.178212.1782 Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)Fleet disbanded
Vigilant (64) 9.178212.1782 John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810)Fleet disbanded
Egmont (74) 9.178212.1782 James Ferguson (1723-1793)Fleet disbanded
Vengeance (74) 9.178212.1782 John Moutray (d.1785)Fleet disbanded
Britannia (100) 9.178212.1782 Joseph Peyton (1725-1804), Benjamin Hill (c.1736-1785)Fleet disbanded
Queen (90) 9.178212.1782 Frederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786), William Domett (1754-1828)Fleet disbanded
Ocean (90) 9.178212.1782 Richard Boger (1739-1822)Fleet disbanded
Princess Amelia (80) 9.178212.1782 John Reynolds (d.1793)Fleet disbanded
Princess Royal (98) 9.178212.1782 Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795)Fleet disbanded
Blenheim (90) 9.178212.1782 Adam Duncan (1731-1804)Fleet disbanded
Union (90) 9.178212.1782 John Dalrymple (1722-1798)Fleet disbanded
Cambridge (80) 9.178212.1782The Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795)Fleet disbanded
Atlas (98) 9.178212.1782 George Vandeput (d.1800)Fleet disbanded
Royal William (84) 9.178212.1782 John Carter Allen (1724-1800)Fleet disbanded
Ganges (74) 9.178212.1782 Charles Fielding (1738-1783)Fleet disbanded
Foudroyant (80) 9.178212.1782 John Jervis (1734/35-1823)Fleet disbanded
Courageux (74) 9.178212.1782Lord Constantine John Phipps (2nd Baron Mulgrave) (1744-1792)Fleet disbanded
Berwick Hulk 9.178212.1782 Fleet disbanded
Goliath (74) 9.178212.1782Sir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)Fleet disbanded
Dublin (74) 9.178212.1782 Archibald Dickson (c.1739-1803)Fleet disbanded
Bellona (74) 9.178212.1782 Richard Onslow (1741-1817)Fleet disbanded
Victory (100) 9.178212.1782The Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792), Henry Duncan (1735-1814)Fleet disbanded

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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