Battle of Cuddalore (1758)
For other battles with this name, see Battle of Cuddalore (disambiguation)
|Battle of Cuddalore|
|Part of Seven Years' War|
|British East India Company||French East India Company|
|Commanders and leaders|
|George Pocock||Comte d'Aché|
|8 ships of the line[a]||7 ships of the line, plus frigates|
|Casualties and losses|
|29 killed and 89 wounded||99 killed and 321 wounded|
The naval Battle of Cuddalore took place on 29 April 1758 during the Seven Years' War near Cuddalore off the Carnatic coast of India and was an indecisive battle between a British squadron under Vice-Admiral George Pocock and French squadron under Comte d'Aché. British casualties were 29 killed and 89 wounded, while France lost 99 killed and 321 wounded. Although the battle itself was indecisive, the French fleet was able to achieve its primary objective of delivering the reinforcements that the defenders of Pondicherry were awaiting.
Britain (George Pocock)Edit
- The 36-gun frigate Sylphide was added to the French line of battle despite not being a ship of the line.
- Kronoskaf.com, Combat of Cuddalore, retrieved 21 May 2011
- Clowes 1898, pp. 174–175
- Archives Nationales, Série Colonies C4 « Résumé du combat du 29 avril 1758 fait par Monsieur le Comte d'Arché. » (Fr)
- Clowes, William Laird (1898). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. 3. London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Company. OCLC 645627800.
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