Solebay (24)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built at Plymouth and launched in 1742.

During the War of the Austrian Succession, in 1744, the frigate was on the Gibraltar station. On February 25, she capture the Spanish frigate Concordia (26) after an engagement of 4 hours. In 1744, she was captured by the French. However, the British privateer Alexander recaptured her off Port Louis in Martinique.

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

  • in 1759: captain John Dalrymple

The frigate was sold tin 1763.

Service during the War

In the autumn of 1759, the frigate was part of the British squadron in the Downs, under commodore sir Piercy Brett. In October, when the French squadron of Thurot slipped out of Dunkerque harbour through a thick fog and made to the northward, Brett's squadron was ordered to Yarmouth to protect the coast of England.

On January 31 1761 off Calais, the frigate along with the Amazon (26) engaged the French privateer Chevert (18) from Dunkerque. The privateer took refuge under the guns of a battery but was nonetheless attacked and forced to run aground and to strike.

To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762


Technical specifications
Guns 24
Upper deck not available
Lower deck not available
Quarterdeck not available
Forecastle not available
Crew not available
Length at gundeck not available
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Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.