Dreadnought (60)

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Origin and History

The ship was built at Deptford and launched in 1742.

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

  • since December 2 1755 to ???: captain Maurice Suckling

The ship was sold in 1784.

Service during the War

In October 1757, the ship was part of captain Forrest's squadron which had been sent by rear-admiral Thomas Cotes to intercept a French convoy that would soon leave Cap-François (actual Cap-Haïtien) for France. On October 21, Forrest's squadron engaged a French squadron in the combat of Cap-François. The British ships were so badly damaged that they had to return to Jamaica for repair. The Dreadnought lost 9 killed and 30 wounded. The French convoy seized this opportunity to set sail for France.

To do: campaigns of 1758 to 1763

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 60
Gun deck ???
Upper gun deck ???
Quarter deck and Forecastle ???
Crew ???
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

Castex, Jean-Claude, Dictionnaire des batailles terrestres franco-anglaises de la Guerre de Sept Ans, Presse de l'université Laval, Québec: 2006, pp. 42-45

Clowes, Wm. Laird, The Royal Navy – A History from the Earliest Time to the Present, Vol. III, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London: 1898, pp. 164-166

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy