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Battle of Trincomalee

Page history last edited by François Lebailly 11 years, 2 months ago

 

Battle of Trincomalee 

Sept 3rd 1782

  

HMXMS denotes French ships.

HBMS denotes british ships.

 

French Ships

 

 

#

Ships

Commander

Guns

Notes

Sources

 1

Artesien

de saint Félix

64

 

B091 

 2

Sévère

de Maurville

64

 

B091 

3

Saint Michel

D'Aymar

60

 

B091 

4

Orient

la Pallière

74

 

B091 

5

Brillant

De Kersauson

64

 

B091 

6

Annibal

de Galles

50

Little Annibal

B091 

7

Sphinx

vicomte du Chilleau

64

 

B091 

8

Heros

Bailli de Suffren, de Moissac

74

 

B091 

9

Illustre

comte de Bruyère

74

 

B091 

10

Flamand

Périer de Salvert

50

 

B091 

11

Ajax

De Beaumont le Maître

64

 

B091 

12 Annibal de Tromelin 74   B091

13

Vengeur

Chevalier de Forbin

64

 

B091

14

Bizarre

de Lalandelle

64

 

B091 

 

14 ships of the line

 

904 guns

 

 

 

 

Consolante

de Pean

40

Between Ajax and Annibal 

B091 

 

 

Fine

La Cosne

36

 

 

B091 

 

 

Bellone

Beaulieu

36

 

 

B091 

 

 

Pulvériseur

Joyeuse

64

Brûlot

B091 

 

 

Fortune

Lusignan

18

 

 

B091 

 

5 ship not of the line

 

40 guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Ships

The British Fleet

British Battle Line of Vice-Admiral of the Blue Sir Edward Hughes

Ship Name

Guns

Commander

Notes

Exeter 

64 

King 

 

Isis 

50 

Thomas Lumley 

Killed during the action 

Hero 

74 

Hawker 

 

Scepter 

64 

Graves 

 

Burford 

70 

Peter Rainier 

 

Sultan 

74 

Watt 

Killed during the action 

Superb 

74 

Newcome 

Flagship

Monarca 

68 

Gell 

 

Eagle 

64 

Reddal 

 

Magnanime 

64 

Wolfely 

 

Monmouth 

64 

Alms 

 

Worcester 

64 

Wood 

Killed during the action 

Not in the Line

Ship Name

Guns

Commander

Notes

San Carlos 

44 

 

 

Active 

32 

 

 

Coventry 

 

 

 

Medea 

 

 

 

Seahorse 

24 

 

 

Combustion 

 

 

Fireship 

 

 

 

 

Losses

 

#

British

Situation

Number

French

Commander

Number**

1

officers

Killed

6

officers

Killed

 5

4

seamen

Killed

45

seamen

Killed

 77

5

seamen

Wounded

283

seamen

Wounded

 255

 

Total british losses

 

336

Total french losses

 

 337

 

 

Notes

British officers losts: Sultan (Capt Watt); Monarca (Capt Clogstone – marines, Lieut. Barret); Worcester (Capt Wood, Lieut Edwards – Marines), Isis (Hon. Capt Lumley, Mr Bell – Master mate) 

French officers losts: Consolante (Lieutenant de vaisseau Péan – commanding officer); Illustre (Lieutenant de vaisseau Voutron, enseigne de vaisseau Saint Légier), Héros (Lieutenant de frégate Dubusquet); Bizarre (enseigne de vaisseau la Grandière).

 

Sources

Naval and military memoirs of Great Britain – Robert Beatson – London, 1804 (6 volumes) 

 

 

 

 

 

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