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Action at Barfleur

Military Conflict
ConflictBattle of Barfleur
Date19 May(OS)(29 May(NS)), 1692
Locationnear Cherbourg Peninsula, France
Resulttactically indecisive,
Anglo-Dutch strategic victory
Kingdom of France
Kingdom of England
United Provinces
Kingdom of France Anne Hilarion de Tourville
Kingdom of England Edward Russell
44 ships of the line
plus auxiliaries
82 ships of the line
plus auxiliaries
no ships lost;
many damaged
1,700 dead or wounded>
no ships lost;
many damaged
2,000 dead,
3,000 wounded

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This article deals in detail with the action on 19 May 1692. For an overview of the battle, its background and aftermath, see Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue

The action at Barfleur was part of the battle of Barfleur-La Hogue during the War of the Grand Alliance. A French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville was seeking to cover an invasion of England by a French army to restore James II to the throne, but was intercepted by an Anglo-Dutch fleet under Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford on 19 May Old Style (29 May New Style) 1692.

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Ouest-France--Aucune -action- significative n'a été entreprise suite à nos -actions- menées pour faire reconnaître -Barfleur- comme un pôle de proximité dans le Scot. La Pointe de -Barfleur-, prévue en coordination avec Gatteville et Montfarv - Date : Fri, 11 Nov 2011 04:57:10 GMT

Allies :
White Squadron (Dutch) (Almonde)
Ship Guns Notes
Noordholland 68
Zeelandia 90
Ter Goes 54
Gelderland 64
Veere 62
Conink William 92 Flag of Vice-Admiral van der Putte
Eerste Edele 74
Medenblick 50
Brandenburg 92
Westvriesland 88
Zeeland 64
Ripperda 50
Slot Muyden 72
Prins 92 Flag of Admiral Almonde
Elswoud 72
Schattershoeff 50
Leyden 64
Princes 92 Flag of Vice-Admiral Schey
Amsterdam 64
Stadt en Land 50
Veluw 64
Casteel Medenblick 86 Flag of Vice-Admiral Callenburg
Ridderschap 72
Maegt van Doort 64
Capteyn Generael 84
Zeven Provinciën 76

Allies :
Red Squadron (English) (Russell)
Ship Guns Notes
St Michael 90
Lenox 70
Bonaventure 50
Royal Katherine 82
Royal Sovereign 100 Flag of Vice-Admiral Delaval
Captain 70
Centurion 50
Burford 70
Elizabeth 70
Rupert 66
Eagle 70
Chester 50
St Andrew 96
Britannia 100 Flag of Admiral Russell
London 96
Greenwich 54
Restoration 70
Grafton 70
Hampton Court 70
Swiftsure 70
St Albans 50
Kent 70
Royal William 100 Flag of Rear-Admiral Shovell
Sandwich 90
Oxford 54
Cambridge 70
Ruby 50

Allies :
Blue Squadron (English) (Ashby)
Ship Guns Notes
Hope 70
Deptford 50
Essex 70
Duke 90 Flag of Rear-Admiral Carter
Ossory 90
Woolwich 54
Suffolk 70 Capt. Christopher Billopp
Crown 50
Dreadnought 64
Stirling Castle 70
Edgar 72
Monmouth 66
Duchess 90
Victory 100 Flag of Admiral Ashby
Vanguard 90
Adventure 50
Warspite 70
Montague 62
Defiance 60
Berwick 70
Lion 60
Northumberland 70
Advice 50
Neptune 96 Flag of Vice-Admiral Rooke
Windsor Castle 90
Expedition 70
Monck 60
Resolution 70
Albemarle 90

French :
Blue-and-White Squadron (D’Amfreville)
Ship Guns Notes
Bourbon 68
Monarque 90 Flag of Nesmonde
Aimable 70
Saint-Louis 64
Diamant 60
Gaillard 68
Terrible 80
Merveilleux 90 Flag of D’Amfreville
Tonnant 80
Saint-Michel 60
Sans Pareil 62
Sérieux 64
Foudroyant 84 Flag of Relingue
Brillant 62

French :
White Squadron (Tourville)
Ship Guns Notes
Fort 60
Henri 64
Ambitieux 96 Flag of Villette-Mursay
Couronne 76
Maure 52
Courageux 58
Perle 52
Glorieux 64
Conquerant 84
Soleil Royal 104 Flag of Tourville
Sainte Philippe 84
Admirable 90
Content 68
Souverain 80 Flag of Langeron
Illustre 70
Moderé 52

French :
Blue Squadron (Gabaret)
Ship Guns Notes
Excellent 60
Prince 56
Magnifique 86 Flag of Coetlogon
Laurier 64
Brave 58
Entendu 60
Triomphant 76
Orgueilleux 94 Flag of Gabaret
Fier 80
Fleuron 56
Courtesan 64
Grand 84 Flag of Pannetier
Saint-Esprit 74
Sirène 64



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