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
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