Beaver (18)

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Origin and History

The sloop, a French privateer named “Trudaine” was captured from the French in April 1757.

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

  • no information available yet

The sloop was sold on January 22 1761.

Service during the War

At the beginning of 1758, the sloop was part of the fleet who assembled at Portsmouth under the command of admiral Edward Boscawen for the expedition against Louisbourg. On February 19, this fleet set sail for Halifax and finally arrived there on May 9. On May 28, the fleet sailed from Halifax and arrived in sight of Louisbourg on June 1. Throughout the siege of Louisbourg, the fleet actively supported the British army and the fortress finally surrendered on July 26.

To do: more details on the campaigns from 1759 to 1761

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 18
Gundeck information not available
Quarterdeck information not available
Forecastle information not available
Crew information not available
Length at gundeck information not available
Width information not available
Depth information not available
Displacement information not available

References

Blasco, Manuel, British Vessels B, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy

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