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Origin and History
The sloop (probably a French privateer) was captured from the French on October 29 1757.
During the Seven Years' War, the sloop was under the command of:
- in 1758: commander John Stott
- in August 1759: commander Philipp Affleck
The sloop was recaptured by the French on June 27 1762.
Service during the War
At the beginning of 1758, the sloop was part of the fleet who assembled at Portsmouth under the command of admiral Edward Boscawen for the expedition against Louisbourg. On February 19, this fleet set sail for Halifax and finally arrived there on May 9. On May 28, the fleet sailed from Halifax and arrived in sight of Louisbourg on June 1. On June 8, the sloop supported the successful landing of the centre division at La Cormorandière. Throughout the siege of Louisbourg, the fleet actively supported the British army and the fortress finally surrendered on July 26.
On August 18 1759, the sloop was present at the victorious battle of Lagos.
To do: more details on the campaigns from 1760 to 1762
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Blasco, Manuel, British Unrated 1714-1792, 3 Decks Wiki
Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy
N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.