A report on Pierre André de Suffren

Bust of Suffren by Jean-Antoine Houdon
Suffren meeting with Hyder Ali on 26 July 1782. Engraving by Jean-Baptiste Morret, 1789.

French Navy officer and admiral.

- Pierre André de Suffren
Bust of Suffren by Jean-Antoine Houdon

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Combat de la baie de la Praia dans l'île de Santiago au Cap Vert, le 16 avril 1781, by Pierre-Julien Gilbert (1783–1860)

Battle of Porto Praya

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Combat de la baie de la Praia dans l'île de Santiago au Cap Vert, le 16 avril 1781, by Pierre-Julien Gilbert (1783–1860)

The Battle of Porto Praya was a naval battle that took place during the American Revolutionary War on 16 April 1781 between a British squadron under Commodore George Johnstone and a French squadron under the Bailli de Suffren.

French ship Ajax (1779)

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64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Arrived at Isle the France, Ajax joined Suffren's squadron.

French ship Brillant (1774)

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64-gun Solitaire-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

64-gun Solitaire-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

Brillant served in Suffren's campaign in the Indian Ocean, taking part in the Battle of Cuddalore.

Héros was the flagship of admiral Suffren during his 1781–83 campaign in the Indian Ocean (National Maritime Museum).

French ship Héros (1778)

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Héros was the flagship of admiral Suffren during his 1781–83 campaign in the Indian Ocean (National Maritime Museum).
Les « Indes orientales ». Héros fought in five battles under Suffren.
Painting of Héros, reproduced in the 1982 edition of Étienne Taillemite's Dictionnaire des Marins français.

Héros was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, known mostly for being the flagship of Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez during the Anglo-French War.

HMS Fortune in an action against the French at Cancale Bay on 13 May 1779

HMS Fortune (1778)

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British 14-gun sloop launched in 1778 that the French captured in April 1780.

British 14-gun sloop launched in 1778 that the French captured in April 1780.

HMS Fortune in an action against the French at Cancale Bay on 13 May 1779

The Dutch expected a British invasion of their Dutch Cape Colony, and France assembled a 5-ship squadron under Suffren to reinforce it.

Justin Bonaventure Morard de Galles

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French navy officer and admiral.

French navy officer and admiral.

Morard was first officer on Annibal, under Trémigon, when she left with a division under Captain Suffren bound for the Dutch Cape Colony and Isle de France (Mauritius).

Portrait of Saint-Félix as a general officer

Armand de Saint-Félix

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French Navy officer and admiral.

French Navy officer and admiral.

Portrait of Saint-Félix as a general officer

He took command of the 64-gun Brillant in the squadron of Read-Admiral Suffren, and took part in the battles of Sadras, Providien and Negapatam.

French ship Annibal (1778)

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74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

She was then sent out to the East Indies under Suffren.

French ship Flamand

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56-gun Bordelois-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

56-gun Bordelois-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

She took part in Suffren's campaign during the American Revolutionary War.

French ship Vengeur (1765)

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64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy designed by Antoine Groignard.

64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy designed by Antoine Groignard.

She saw action with Bailli de Suffren during the American War of Independence.