Fleet for North America


Fleet CommanderThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)W029
Fleet Formed1755/04/27W029
Fleet Disbanded1755/11/04W029

Introduction

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



ShipJoinedLeftCommander
Torbay (90) 1755/04/271755/11/04Charles Colby (c.1701-1771)
Lichfield (50) 1755/04/271755/11/04Matthew Barton (1716-1795)
Defiance (60) 1755/04/271755/11/04Thomas Andrews (d.1756)
Nottingham (60) 1755/04/271755/11/04Samuel Marshall (d.1768)
Anson (60) 1755/04/271755/11/04Robert Man (1721-1783)
Mars (64) 1755/04/271755/11/04John Amherst (1718-1778)
Fougueux (64) 1755/04/271755/11/04Richard Spry (1715-1775)
Somerset (68) 1755/04/271755/11/04Francis Geary (1709-1796)
Northumberland (68) 1755/04/271755/11/04Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770)
Monarch (74) 1755/04/271755/11/04Abraham North (d.1781)
Dunkirk (60) 1755/04/271755/11/04Richard Howe (1725/26-1799)
Yarmouth (64) 1755/06/211755/11/04Harry Norris (d.1764)
Grafton (68) 1755/06/211755/11/04Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Edinburgh (64) 1755/06/211755/11/04Thomas Stanhope (d.1770)
Chichester (68) 1755/06/211755/11/04John Brett (d.1785)
Terrible (74) 1755/06/211755/11/04William Holburne (d.1760)
Augusta (60) 1755/06/211755/11/04William Saltern Willett (d.1769)

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


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site