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Action of San Domingo

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 7 months ago

February 6th 1806

 

A French squadron in San Domingo roads attempt to leave port while a British squadron waited outside.

 

Ships of the line

FrenchGunsCaptainBritishGunsCaptain
Alexandre80Pierre Elie GarreauSuperb Flagship74Vice-Adm. Sir John Thomas Duckworth

Captain Richard Goodwin Keats

Imperial130Vice-Adm Corentin Urbain Leissegues

Captain Julien Gabriel Bigot

Northumberland74Rear-Adm Alexander F I Cochrane

Captain John Morrison

Diomede74Jean Baptiste HenrySpencer74Robert Stopford
Jupiter74Gaspard LaignelCanopus80Read-Adm. Thomas Louis

Captain Francis William Austen

Brave74Louis Marie CoudeDonegal74Pulteney Malcolm
Felicite40Atlas74Samuel Pimm
Comete40Acasta40Richard Dalling Dunn
Diligent40Raymond CocaultMagicicienne36Adam Mackenzie
Kingfisher16Commander Nathaniel Day Cochrane
Epervier14Lieutenant James Higginson

 

The French lost the Imperial and the Diomede run aground, and the Alexandre, Brave and Jupiter as prizes. The three frigates were allowed to escape unmolested.

 

The Brave foundered on her way to England.

 

The Jupiter was taken into British service as Maida

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