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Dutch & French fleets in the battle of Tobago, 22 March 1677

Dutch squadron under commodore Jacob Binckes was of 3 ships-of-line (top 3 in the table below), 5 frigates, 3 armed merchants (the last 3), a brander (De Zaeyer) & a yacht (De Fortuyn)
 Ship
Captain
Cannons
Crew
Bescherminge
Jakob Binckes
50
153
Provincie van Zeelant
Pieter Constant
44
118
Huis te Kruiningen
Roermer-Vlack
56
128
Middelbourg
Jan Swart
36
83
Wapen van Leyden
Galtje Galtjes
34
73
Popjesburgh
Pieter Stolwijck
24
52
De Goude Star
Pieter Cooreman
28
74
L’Alcion (ex-French)
Cornelis Stolwijck
24
25
Duc de Jork
Fredrick Sweers
26
35
De goude Munnick
Dirck Schoen
31
25
De Sphaera mundi
Wylof Langerys
12
20
French fleet under D’Estrees was of 6 ship-of-line (top 6 in the table below), 4 frigates, one brander & some other smaller ships. There about 4,000 men on the ships, inl. 9 companies of soldiers (450) & about 400 volunteers.

Ship
Captain
Cannons
Crew
Le Glorieux
D’Estrees
72
445
Le Defendan
Comte Blenac
62
380
Le Pretieux
Mascarany
58
350
L’Entrepid
Gabaret
50
320
Le Galand
Montortier
50
300
Le Marquis
Losine
48
300
Le Merillon
Crouart
46
260
Le Laurier
Manchaud
38
250
Le Jeus
Casinieres
38
240
Son v. Africa
Chevalier de la Barde
36
240

French lost 4 ships (Le Glorieux, burnt; L’Entrepid, captured & burnt; Le Pretieux, aground and captured; Le Marquis, blew up) & were made to retreat. Dutch lost only one ship - Huis te Kruiningen was blew up.
List of losses, both French & Dutch fleets:


Source: Hollantse Mercurius. 1677. S. 81-82, 87-88. The source also contains Binckes's relation. 

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