Deal Castle (24)
Origin and History
The frigate was built by John Perry at Blackwall and launched on January 20 1756.
During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:
- from 1759 to 1762: captain George Tindall
The frigate foundered on October 11 1780 in a hurricane off Puerto Rico.
Service during the War
In the autumn of 1759, the frigate was part of the British squadron in the Downs, under commodore sir Piercy Brett. In October, when the French squadron of Thurot slipped out of Dunkerque harbour through a thick fog and made to the northward, Brett's squadron was ordered to Yarmouth to protect the coast of England.
To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762
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Blasco, Manuel, 3 Decks – British 6th Rates
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.