Eurus (24)

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Origin and History

The frigate was captured by the Royal Navy on December 4 1757.

During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:

  • in 1759: captain John Elphinstone
  • in 1760: captain Nathaniel Bateman

On June 26 1760, the frigate was wrecked.

Service during the War

In June 1759, the frigate was part of the fleet assembled at Louisbourg for the expedition against Québec. From June 1 to 6, the fleet gradually left the harbour of Louisbourg and sailed for Québec. On June 23, Saunders' fleet made a junction with Durell's squadron at Isles-aux-Coudres. On June 26, the whole British fleet of vice-admiral Saunders was anchored safely off the southern shore of Isle-d'Orléans, a few km below Québec without loosing a single ship. The town finally surrendered on September 18. At the end of October, vice-admiral Saunders fired his farewell salute and dropped down the Saint-Laurent river with his fleet on his way to Great Britain. However, he also left captain lord Colville in command of a small squadron, including this frigate, in North America.

In May 1760, the frigate was part of Colville's squadron who entered the Saint-Laurent River to rescue Murray's force since the French had undertaken the siege of Québec. On May 18, lord Colville with his squadron reached Québec. On June 26 1760, the frigate was wrecked in the Saint-Laurent River.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 24
Gun deck n/a
Quarterdeck n/a
Forecastle n/a
Crew n/a
Length at gundeck n/a
Width n/a
Depth n/a
Displacement n/a

References

Blasco, Manuel, British 6th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Harrison, Simon, British Sixth Rate Ship 'Eurus' (1757)

Marx, Robert F.; Shipwrecks in the Americas

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.