Hornet (14)

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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:

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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


Technical specifications
Guns 14
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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