Saltash (14)

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Origin and History

The sloop was built by John Quallett at Rotherhithe and launched on December 19 1746.

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

  • from at least October to at least December 1758: commander Walter Stirling

The sloop was sold on February 15 1763.

Service during the War

At the end of May 1758, the sloop was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. From July 31 to September 19, she probably took part to the second expedition against the French Coasts. In October, the sloop was part of commodore Augustus Keppel's squadron assigned to the expedition against Gorée in Sénégal. On October 26, the fleet embarked some troops at Kinsale in Ireland and sailed off on November 11. On December 28, the sloop and the transports containing the troops were sent into the bay between Point Gorée and Point Barrabas. On December 29, the squadron bombarded Gorée, soon silencing the French batteries and forcing the town to surrender. The squadron then escorted the British troops to Sénégal where they would take station and returned to Great Britain.

To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 14
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References

Blasco, Manuel, British Unrated Vessels acquired between 1714 and 1793, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy

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