War of the Third Coalition

Battle of San Domingo
Duckworth's Action off San Domingo, 6 February 1806, Nicholas Pocock ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1806 Feb 6

Battle of San Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
Squadrons of French and British ships of the line fought off the southern coast of the French-occupied Spanish colonial Captaincy General of Santo Domingo in the Caribbean. All five of the French ships of the line commanded by Vice-Admiral Corentin-Urbain Leissègues were captured or destroyed. The Royal Navy led by Vice-Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth lost no ships and suffered fewer than a hundred killed while the French lost approximately 1,500 men. Only a small number of the French squadron were able to escape.

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