Battle of Stromboli

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Battle of Stromboli
Part of the Franco-Dutch War
French naval combat against the Dutchs and the Spaniards at STROMBOLI.jpg
The Combat against the Dutchs and the Spaniards at Stromboli Jean Antoine Gudin. Oil on Canvas. (1854)
Date January 8, 1676
Location Near Stromboli (present-day Italy)
Result indecisive
Belligerents
 United Provinces
 Spain
 France
Commanders and leaders
Michiel de Ruyter Abraham Duquesne
Strength
19 ships of the line[citation needed] 20 ships of the line[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
1 ship lost , 80 killed[citation needed] 400 killed[citation needed]

The naval Battle of Stromboli took place on 8 January 1676 during the Franco-Dutch War between a French fleet of 20 ships under Abraham Duquesne and a combined fleet of 19 Dutch and one Spanish ship under Lieutenant-Admiral-General Michiel de Ruyter that lasted eight hours and ended inconclusively. The fleets fought again at the Battle of Augusta.

Order of battle[edit]

France (Duquesne)[edit]

  • 20 ships including:
  • 6 other battleships
  • 4 ships under Valbelle

large convoy (The information above is about the First Battle of Stromboli on 11 February 1675)

Avant-garde (Preuilly d'Humières)[edit]

  • Prudent 54 (Chevalier de La Fayette)
  • Parfait 60 (Monsieur de Chasteneuf)
  • Saint Michel 60 (Marquis de Preuilly d'Humières, chef d'escadre)
  • Fier 48 (Monsieur de Chabert)
  • Mignon 46 (Monsieur de Relingues)
  • Assuré 56 (Phillippe Le Valois, Marquis de Villette-Mursay)
  • fireship (Chevalier de Beauvoisis)
  • fireship (Chevalier de La Galissonière)

Corps de bataille (Duquesne)[edit]

  • Sage 54 (Marquis de Langeron)
  • Syrène 46 (Chevalier de Bèthune)
  • Pompeux 72 (Chevalier de Valbelle, commandeur)
  • Saint Esprit 72 (Lt-general Abraham Du Quesne, commander-in-chief)
  • Sceptre 80 (Chevalier de Tourville)
  • Éclatant 60 (Monsieur de Coux)
  • Téméraire 54 (Chevalier de L'Hery)
  • Aimable 56 (Monsieur de La Barre)
  • fireship (cpt. Champagne)
  • fireship (cpt. Honorat)

Arriere-garde (Gabaret)[edit]

  • Vaillant 54 (Monsieur de Sptesme)
  • Apollon 52 (Chevalier de Forbin)
  • Grand 72 (Monsieur de Beaulieu)
  • Sans Pareil 70 (Louis Gabaret, chef d'escadre, captain Allain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon)
  • Aquilon 50 (Monsieur de Villeneuve-Ferrieres)
  • Magnifique 72 (Monsieur De La Gravier)
  • fireship (cpt. Despretz)
  • fireship (cpt. Serpaut)

Netherlands/Spain (Michiel de Ruyter)[edit]

First Squadron[edit]

  • Provincie van Utrecht 60 (Jan de Jong)
  • Vrijheid 50 (Adam van Brederode)
  • Gouda 76 (Vice-Admiral Jan de Haan)
  • Wakende Boei 46 (Cornelis Tijloos)
  • Edam 34 (Cornelis van der Zaan)
  • Kraanvogel 46 (Jacob Willemszoon Broeder)
  • Rouaan 8 (snauw, Willem Knijf)
  • Roos 8 (snauw, Juriaan Baak)
  • Sint Salvador 6 (fireship, Jan Janszoon Bont)
  • Witte Tas 4 (supply ship, Adriaan van Esch)
  • Second Squadron:
  • Steenbergen 68 (Pieter van Middelandt)
  • Leeuwen 50 (Frans Willem, Graaf van Stierum)
  • Eendracht 76 (Lt-Admiral Michiel De Ruyter)
  • Stad en Lande 54 (Joris Andringa)
  • Zuiderhuis 46 (Pieter de Sitter)
  • Leiden 36 (Jan van Abkoude)
  • Tonijn 8 (snauw, Philips Melkenbeek)
  • Kreeft 8 (snauw, Wijbrand Barendszoon)
  • Salm 4 (fireship, Jan van Kampen)
  • Melkmeisje 4 (fireship, Arent Ruyghaver)
  • Third Squadron:
  • Oosterwijk 60 (Jacob Teding van Berkhout)
  • Harderwijk 46 (Mattheus Megang)
  • Spiegel 70 (SbN Nikolaas Verschoor, killed)
  • Essen 50 (Gilles Schey) - Sunk
  • Damiaten 34 (Isaac van Uitterwijk)
  • Groenwijf 36 (Jan Noirot)
  • Ter Goes 8 (snauw, Abraham Wilmerdonk)
  • Prinsen Wapen 8 (snauw, Hendrik Walop)
  • Jakob en Anna 4 (fireship, Dirk Klaaszoon Harney)
  • Zwarte Tas 4 (Jacob Stadtlander)
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario 50 (Spanish. Capt. Mateo de Laya y Cabex)

Possibly should be 1 more large Dutch ship

References[edit]


Coordinates: 38°32′15″N 14°25′26″E / 38.5375°N 14.4239°E / 38.5375; 14.4239