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									Action of 14 February 1795
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The Action of 14 February 1795 was a minor naval engagement of
                                                                                                 Action of 14 February 1795
the French Revolutionary Wars fought in the Gulf of Roses between a
                                                                                              Part of the French Revolutionary Wars
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         Date                 14 February, 1795.
Line Reina María Luisa of 112 guns, chased the French frigate,                 Location             Gulf of Roses, Catalonia, Spain
named Iphigenie, more than one day, forcing finally her to strike her          Result               Spanish victory
colors. The corvette, which separated three days before in a storm,
was supposed to be lost.[2]
                                                                                      France                          Spain
Several days later, on March 30, when the Montañés of 74 guns was                                Commanders and leaders
carrying the prize, she was attacked by a strong French squadron of
                                                                               Mr.Guet (POW)                     Juan de Lángara
eight ships of the line and two frigates which initially waved the                                               José Jordán
Spanish flag. [3] Thanks to her superior speed, she was able to reach                                      Strength
the port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, and after a hard fight in which she
                                                                               1 frigate                         1 ship of the line
fired 1,100 cannon balls, [4] the attacking forces were rejected with the
                                                                                                    Casualties and losses
only loss aboard the Montañés of three men killed and few
                                                                               1 frigate captured,               unknown
wounded. [4] The French withdrew to Minorca.
                                                                               280 killed, wounded or
                                                                                V   · T· E·                 War of the Pyrenees
   1. ^ Marcelino p.203
   2. ^ Debrett p.39                                                               Mas Deu · San Pietro · 1st Bellegarde · Perpignan ·
   3. ^ Marcelino p.204                                                          Peyrestortes · Truillas · Fort-Dauphin · Boulou · Baztan ·
                                                                               San Lorenzo · Orbaitzeta · Black Mountain · Toulon · Roses ·
   4. ^ a b Marcelino p.205
                                                                                                Gulf of Roses · Bascara ·

References                                                                      V   · T· E·                 Naval Battles of the
                                                                                                  French Revolutionary Wars
   Debrett, John (1795). collection of State papers, relative to the war
   against France now carrying on by Great-Britain and the several                  Sardinia · Toulon · Guernsey · May 1794 · Ushant ·
                                                                                 Alexander · Croisière du Grand Hiver · Gulf of Roses ·
   other European powers. London: J. Debrett.
                                                                                Genoa · April 1795 · Cornwallis's Retreat · Groix · Hyères ·
   Marcelino Travieso, José (1856). La marina: revista científica,              1st St Vincent · Saldanha Bay · Newfoundland expedition ·
   militar, administrativa, histórica, literaria, política y de comercio. 2.    Expédition d'Irlande · Droits de l'Homme · 2nd St Vincent ·
   Madrid: Imprenta de T. Fortanet.                                               Camperdown · Îles Saint-Marcouf · Nile · Tory Island ·
                                                                                  Dunkirk · Malta · Copenhagen · Algeciras (1st • 2nd) ·
                                                                                                         Boulogne ·
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