World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Action of 14 February 1795

Article Id: WHEBN0026593920
Reproduction Date:

Title: Action of 14 February 1795  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Battle of Orbaitzeta, Siege of Bellegarde (1793), Battle of the Black Mountain, Battle of Groix, Battle of Hyères Islands
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Action of 14 February 1795

Action of 14 February 1795
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars
Date 14 February, 1795.
Location Gulf of Roses, Catalonia, Spain
Result Spanish victory
France Spain
Commanders and leaders
Mr.Guet  (POW) Juan de Lángara
José Jordán
1 frigate 1 ship of the line
Casualties and losses
1 frigate captured,
280 killed, wounded or captured[1]

The Action of 14 February 1795 was a minor naval engagement of the French Revolutionary Wars fought in the Gulf of Roses between a ship of the line of Juan de Lángara’s fleet and a French squadron of a frigate and a corvette. For orders of Lángara, the Spanish Ship of the Line Reina María Luisa of 112 guns, chased the French frigate, named Iphigenie, more than one day, forcing finally her to strike her colors. The corvette, which separated three days before in a storm, was supposed to be lost.[2]

Several days later, on March 30, when the Montañés of 74 guns was carrying the prize, she was attacked by a strong French squadron of eight ships of the line and two frigates which initially waved the Spanish flag.[3] Thanks to her superior speed, she was able to reach the port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, and after a hard fight in which she fired 1,100 cannon balls,[4] the attacking forces were rejected with the only loss aboard the Montañés of three men killed and few wounded.[4] The French withdrew to Minorca.


  1. ^ Marcelino p.203
  2. ^ Debrett p.39
  3. ^ Marcelino p.204
  4. ^ a b Marcelino p.205


  • Debrett, John (1795). collection of State papers, relative to the war against France now carrying on by Great-Britain and the several other European powers. London: J. Debrett. 
  • Marcelino Travieso, José (1856). La marina: revista científica, militar, administrativa, histórica, literaria, política y de comercio 2. Madrid: Imprenta de T. Fortanet. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.