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The Battle of Cap de la Roque was a naval battle that took place on May 22, 1703 between a Dutch convoy protected by captain Roemer Vlack and a French squadron under Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, during the War of the Spanish Succession.

On board the Vainqueur, Coëtlogon, with four other ships Le Monarque, L'Éole, L'Orgueilleux and La Couronne, he defeated five Dutch ships: Muydenberg, Roosendaël, Rotterdam, Reschermer, and Gaasterlandt. But the victory was not complete, and the Dutch convoy escaped.


MasterVlacq, Roemer
People on board210
Length134.8 feet (41.1 m)
Width36.4 feet (11.1 m)
Draft14.1 feet (4.3 m)


  • Battle of Cap de la Roque.
  • De Jonge, J.C. (1859).
    Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen Deel III. p 616, e.v.
    Keuzeman, Haarlem.

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