Faucon (18)

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Origin and History

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Service during the War

In the summer and autumn of 1759, the corvette was part of Thurot's squadron which was blockaded in the harbour of Dunkerque by a British squadron under the command of Commodore William Boys. In October, Boys' squadron was driven from his station by a gale. On October 15 at 5:00 PM, Thurot seized the opportunity, slipped out through a thick fog and made to the northward. He then sailed for Ostend, then to Göteborg in Sweden, partly to procure stores, and partly, no doubt, to baffle pursuit or observation. There he remained for 19 days, going next to Bergen in Norway. On her way thither, the corvette parted company and was obliged to abandon the expedition.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 18
Gundeck no information available yet
Quarterdeck and Forecastle no information available yet
Crew no information available yet
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.