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FROM PEACE TO WAR 19
THE DISJOINTED OPERATIONS OF 1777 IN NORTH
THE ENTRY OP FRANCE1778
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action Admiral Admiralty American anchored April Arbuthnot army arrived attack Barbados Barfleur battle Brest British fleet British ships Byron Cap Francois Captain captured chef d'escadre Chesapeake Clinton coast combined fleet command Comte convoy Cornwallis cruise Cuddalore d'Estaing d'Orvilliers decided detached enemy enemy's escort fighting fire flagship force France French French fleet French ships frigates garrison Germain Gibraltar Grasse Graves Gros Islet Guichen guns harbour Hood Hood's Howe's Hughes Hyde Parker Jamaica joined July June Kempenfelt Keppel land large number leeward letter Lord Lucia manoeuvre March Martinique Middleton miles naval North object officers once operations orders Parker port rear Rear-Admiral received refit reinforcements Rhode Island Rodney Rodney's Despatch Royal sailed Sandwich Sandy Hook sent shaped course sighted signal Sir Peter Parker soon Spithead squadron Suffren superior tack took transports Trincomalee troops Vaudreuil vessels Vice-Admiral Washington West Indies whilst wind wrote York