Origin and History
no information yet on the origin and history of this cutter
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
- 1761: lieutenant John MacBride
Service during the War
At the end of May 1758, the cutter was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. On Monday June 5 at 11:00 AM, Howe with the duke of Marlborough and colonel Watson went in the Grace armed cutter to reconnoitre the projected landing place in the bay of Cancale. Two guns were fired at the cutter from a small battery (2 x 24-pdrs and 1 x 12-pdrs) defending the beach. At 1:00 PM, the commanders returned to their ship. From July 31 to September 19 1758, she probably took part to the second expedition against the French Coasts.
In 1761, the crew of the cutter along with sailors of the Maidstone (28) in 4 boats attacked a French privateer off Dunkirk.
To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762
Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.