Origin and History
Commanded by M. de Tourville in 1755.
Service during the War
In 1755, this frigate took part to the expedition to reinforce Canada.
In 1756, the frigate was once more part of the fleet sent to reinforce Canada. She left Brest at the beginning of April and anchored near Québec on May 11.
In 1760, the frigate served in the West Indies. In the autumn, the frigate was part of a force of 5 frigates who escorted a French convoy from Cap-Francois to Europe. On October 17 at dawn, 3 British ships sighted and chased the French convoy, but closed very slowly until evening, when the breeze freshened. At midnight the Boreas (28) engaged the Sirène (30), but, being disabled aloft, was forced to fall astern. On October 18 at 2:00 p.m., the Boreas (28) renewed her attack and came up with the Sirène (30) off the east end of Cuba. A hot action then began, and at 4:40 p.m. the Sirène (30) struck, having lost 80 killed and wounded. The Boreas (28) had lost but 1 killed and 1 wounded. The Sirène (30) was added to the British Navy under her own name.
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.