Origin and History
no information found yet about the origin of this ship
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
- 1757: ???
The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at the end of 1757.
Service during the War
In October 1757, the ship was part of a French squadron under the command of captain Kersaint. This squadron had been sent from Africa to Cap-François (actual Cap-Haïtien) to escort a convoy of French ships to France. On October 21, Kersaint's squadron engaged a British squadron in the combat of Cap-François. The British ships were so badly damaged that they had to return to Jamaica for repair. Kersaint quickly repaired his ships and, seizing this opportunity, set sail for France with the French convoy. At the very end of this voyage, the French fleet met with a severe storm and the Greenwich was driven ashore and wrecked.
On April 21 1759, the ship, armed in flute, was sent to Québec. On June 28, she arrived near Bic and saw Durell's squadron posted there. M. Darragorry, her captain, then decided to return to France.
Castex, Jean-Claude, Dictionnaire des batailles terrestres franco-anglaises de la Guerre de Sept Ans, Presse de l'université Laval, Québec: 2006, pp. 42-45
Clowes, Wm. Laird, The Royal Navy – A History from the Earliest Time to the Present, Vol. III, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London: 1898, pp. 164-166
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.