Fleet for North America


Fleet CommanderThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)W029
Fleet Formed27.4.1755W029
Fleet Disbanded4.11.1755W029

Introduction

Ordered to intercept French reinforcements to Canada and to capture or destroy French vessels.



ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Torbay (74) 27.4.17554.11.1755Charles Colby (c.1701-1771)Fleet disbanded
Lichfield (50) 27.4.17554.11.1755Matthew Barton (1716-1795)Fleet disbanded
Defiance (60) 27.4.17554.11.1755Thomas Andrews (d.1756)Fleet disbanded
Nottingham (60) 27.4.17554.11.1755Samuel Marshall (c.1711-1768)Fleet disbanded
Anson (60) 27.4.17554.11.1755Robert Man (1721-1783)Fleet disbanded
Mars (64) 27.4.17554.11.1755John Amherst (1718-1778)Fleet disbanded
Fougueux (64) 27.4.17554.11.1755Richard Spry (1715-1775)Fleet disbanded
Somerset (68) 27.4.17554.11.1755Francis Geary (1709-1796)Fleet disbanded
Northumberland (68) 27.4.17554.11.1755Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770)Fleet disbanded
Monarch (74) 27.4.17554.11.1755Abraham North (c.1712-1781)Fleet disbanded
Dunkirk (60) 27.4.17554.11.1755Richard Howe (1725/26-1799)Fleet disbanded
Yarmouth (64) 21.6.17554.11.1755Harry Norris (d.1764)Fleet disbanded
Grafton (68) 21.6.17554.11.1755Charles Holmes (1711-1761)Fleet disbanded
Edinburgh (64) 21.6.17554.11.1755Thomas Stanhope (c.1718-1770)Fleet disbanded
Chichester (68) 21.6.17554.11.1755John Brett (d.1785)Fleet disbanded
Terrible (74) 21.6.17554.11.1755William Holburne (c.1711-1760)Fleet disbanded
Augusta (60) 21.6.17554.11.1755William Saltern Willett (d.1769)Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1755/04/27

Sailed from Portsmouth convoying to regiments of foot.

 
1755/06/21Terrible (74) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21Chichester (68) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21Edinburgh (64) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21Grafton (68) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21Yarmouth (64) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21Augusta (60) joined the fleet 
1755/06/21

Holburne's reinforcements joined off the Banks of Newfoundland

 
1755/11/04

Anchored at Spithead

 

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard Couture, Web Site

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