Vulture (14)

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Origin and History

The sloop was built at Limehouse and launched in 1744.

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

  • 1757: commander Sampson Salt

The sloop was sold in 1761.

Service during the War

The sloop arrived in North America early in 1757. By May 5, Loudon had assembled transports at New York for the planned expedition against Louisbourg. On June 20, after waiting in vain for Holbourne, Loudon finally put to sea and sailed from Sandy Hook to Halifax where he arrived without meeting any opposition on June 30. 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

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 14
Main deck ???
Crew 100
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

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

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. 167-169, 171-172

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy