Favourite (14)

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Origin and History

The sloop of war was built at Shoreham and launched in 1757.

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

  • in 1759: commander Timothy Edwards

The sloop of war was sold out of the navy in 1784.

Service during the War

In 1759, the frigate took part in the operations in the Mediterranean. On August 18, she was present at the victorious battle of Lagos.

On 21 May 1762, off Cape St. Vincent, the sloop, along with the frigate Active (28), 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.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 14
Gundeck not available
Quarterdeck none
Forecastle none
Crew not available
Length at gundeck not available
Width not available
Depth not available
Displacement not available

References

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

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