Origin and History
The sloop was built at Chichester and launched in 1745.
Between 1746 and 1747, the sloop temporarily belonged to the French Navy.
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
The sloop was sold in 1770.
Service during the War
In July 1756, the sloop was part of Holmes' squadron who cruised off Louisbourg. The squadron nearly succeeded in cutting off a small French force and on the following day it fought another French force, which, however, also got away.
To do: campaigns from 1757 to 1763
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. 145-146
Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy
Wikipedia, HMS Hornet