Gibraltar Prize (14)
Origin and History
The sloop was a French privateer captured in 1757.
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
- from June 14 1757 to August 3 1758: commander John Stott
The sloop was sold in 1761.
Service during the War
In 1757, the ship was part of the aborted expedition against Louisbourg. By July 10, a British fleet (Hardy's and Holbourne's squadrons) had been assembled at Halifax. However on August, when the combined fleet was ready to set sail, Louisbourg had already been reinforced by three French squadrons and governor Loudon canceled the whole enterprise.
To do: campaigns from 1758 to 1761
N.B.: reported with 12 guns in 1757 by "Complete History"
Anonymous, A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761, pp. 202-205, 233-235
Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy