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Naval battles

List of Naval Battles of the French Revolution, Consulate and Empire

Date Location Commander in chief
23 April 1794  Defeat Action of 23 April 1794 Georges (or F.) Desgarceaux
John Borlase Warren
5 May 1794  Defeat Action of 5 May 1794 Julien Thérouart ?
Henry Newcome
1st June 1794  Defeat Battle of Ouessant or Glorious First of June Louis Villaret-Joyeuse
Richard Howe
22 October 1794  Victory Battle of Île Ronde Jean-Marie Renaud
Samuel Osborne
6 November 1794  Victory Action of 6 November 1794 Joseph-Marie Nielly
Richard Rodney Bligh, Charles Powell Hamilton
14 March 1795  Defeat Battle of Genoa Pierre Martin
William Hotham
10 April 1795  Defeat Action of 10 April 1795 Francis Louis Beens
John Colpoys
23 June 1795  Defeat Battle of Ile de Groix Louis Villaret-Joyeuse
Alexander Hood
13 July 1795  Defeat Battle of Hyères Islands Pierre Martin
William Hotham
7 October 1795  Victory Action of 7 October 1795 Joseph de Richery
Thomas Taylor
8-9 September 1796  Doubtful issue Action of 9 September 1796 César-Charles de Sercey
Richard Lucas
1st August 1798  Defeat Battle of the Nile or Battle of Abukir-bay François Paul de Brueys d'Aigalliers
Horatio Nelson
12 octobre 1798  Defeat Battle of Donegal Jean-Baptiste Bompard
John Borlase Warren
11 December 1799  Defeat Battle of Port Louis Jean-Matthieu-Adrien Lhermitte
John Osborn
7 July 1800  Defeat Raid on Dunkirk Jean-Joseph Castagnier
Henry Inman
4 August 1800  Defeat Action of 4 August 1800 Jean-François Landolphe
Rowley Bulteel, Henry Meriton
6 July 1801  Victory First battle of Algeciras Charles-Alexandre Linois
James Saumarez
12 July 1801  Defeat Second battle of Algeciras Don Juan de Moreno
James Saumarez
4 August 1801  Doubtful issue First raid on Boulogne Louis-René Levassor de Latouche-Tréville
Horatio Nelson
15-16 August 1801  Victory Second raid on Boulogne Louis-René Levassor de Latouche-Tréville
Horatio Nelson
15 February 1804  Defeat Battle of Poulo Aura Charles-Alexandre Linois
Nathaniel Dance
5 May 1804  Victory Action of 5 May1804 Laurent Tourneur
John Wesley Wright
16 May 1804  Victory Action of 16 May 1804 Charles-Henri Verhuell
Sidney Smith
10 June 1804  Victory Action of 10 June 1804 Jacques Hamelin
?
16 July 1805  Victory Action of 16 July 1805 Joseph Collet
?
17 July 1805  Victory Action of 17 July 1805 Charles-Henri Verhuell
?
18 July 1805  Victory Action of 18 July 1805 Charles-Henri Verhuell
?
22 July 1805  Doubtful issue Battle of Cap Finisterre Pierre de Villeneuve
Robert Calder
21 October 1805  Defeat Battle of Trafalgar Pierre de Villeneuve
Horatio Nelson
3 November 1805  Defeat Battle of Cape Ortegal Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley
Richard Strachan
6 February 1806  Defeat Battle of Santo Domingo Corentin de Leissègues
John Thomas Duckworth
13 March 1806  Defeat Battle of Cape-Verde Charles-Alexandre Linois
John Borlase Warren
25 September 1806  Defeat Action of 25 September 1806 Eleonore-Jean-Nicolas Soleil
Samuel Hood
14 June 1808  Defeat Capture of the Rosily squadron François Rosily
Ruiz de Apodaca
8-10 February 1809  Defeat Action of 10 February 1809 Jean-Baptiste-Augustin Rousseau
George Scott, Hugh Pigot
23 February 1809  Doubtful issue Battle of Les Sables-d'Olonne Pierre Roch Jurien de La Gravière
Robert Stopford
11-12 April 1809  Defeat Battle of Basque Roads Zacharie Allemand
James Gambier - Thomas Cochrane
18 November 1809  Victory Action of 18 November 1809 Jacques Hamelin
John Stewart
13 December 1809  Victory Action of 13 December 1809 François Roquebert
John Shortland
18 December 1809  Defeat Action of 18 December 1809 Joseph-Normand Kergré, Bernard Vincent
Samuel James Ballard
3 July 1810  Victory Action of 3 July 1810 Victor-Guy Duperré
Henry Meriton
23-28 August 1810  Victory Battle of Grand Port or Battle of Île de la Passe Victor-Guy Duperré
Nesbit Willoughby
13 March 1811  Defeat Battle of Lissa Bernard Dubourdieu
William Hoste
29 November 1811  Defeat Action of 29 November 1811 François-Gilles Montfort
Murray Maxwell
22 February 1812  Defeat Action of 22 February 1812 Jean-Baptiste Barré
John Talbot
5 November 1813  Doubtful issue Action of 5 November 1813 Julien Cosmao-Kerjulien
Edward Pellew
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