Duc de Choiseul (30)
Origin and History
The frigate was acquired by the Marine Royale in 1759 and first commissioned in October of the same year.
During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:
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In 1763, the frigate was returned to her owner.
Service during the War
On December 9 1759, the frigate captured the sloop Hawke off Cape Clear.
In the autumn of 1760, 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, a British squadrons of 3 vessels sighted and chased this French convoy, but closed very slowly until evening, when the breeze freshened. On October 18 at 3:30 p.m., the Hampshire (50) got between the Duc de Choiseul (30) and the Prince Edward (30). However, the Duc de Choiseul (30), having the advantage of the wind, got into Port-de-Paix.
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.