Jamaica (14)

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Origin and History

The sloop was built at Deptford and launched in 1744.

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

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The sloop foundered in 1770 off Jamaica.

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.

In 1757, the ship was part of the aborted expedition against Louisbourg. By July 10, a British fleet (Hardy's and Holbourne's squadrons) had been assembled at Halifax. However on August, when the combined fleet was ready to set sail, Louisbourg had already been reinforced by three French squadrons and governor Loudon canceled the whole enterprise.

To do: campaigns from 1758 to 1763

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 14
Main deck ???
Crew 100
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

Anonymous, A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761, pp. 202-205, 233-235

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