Active (28)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built by Staunton at Deptford dockyard and launched on January 11 1758.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • 1759: captain Herbert Sawyer

The frigate was captured off San Domingo by two French frigates on September 1 1778.

Service during the War

At the end of May 1758, the frigate was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. From July 31 to September 19, she probably took part in the second expedition against the French Coasts.

In August 1759, the frigate was part of admiral Boscawen's fleet at Gibraltar. On August 18, she was present at the victorious battle of Lagos.

On 21 May 1762, off Cape St. Vincent, the frigate, along with the sloop Favourite (14), took the Spanish Hermione which offered no resistance, ignoring that war had been declared. The ship was carrying cargo valued at 1,000,000 pounds sterling.

To do: more details for the campaigns from 1760 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 28
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References

Blasco, Manuel, British 6th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.