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Fleet for North America


Fleet Commander
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
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) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
27.4.17554.11.1755
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
Fleet disbanded
Lichfield (50) 1746-1758
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Matthew BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1789
Fleet disbanded
Defiance (60) 1744-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Thomas AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1756
Fleet disbanded
Nottingham (60) 1745-1773
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
Fleet disbanded
Anson (60) 1747-1773
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
Fleet disbanded
Mars (64) 1746-1755
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
John AmherstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1778
Fleet disbanded
Fougueux (64) 1747-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
Fleet disbanded
Somerset (68) 1748-1778
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Francis GearyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
Fleet disbanded
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
27.4.17554.11.1755Fleet disbanded
Monarch (74) 1747-1760
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Abraham NorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1780
Fleet disbanded
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
27.4.17554.11.1755
Richard HoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Fleet disbanded
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
Harry NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1759
Fleet disbanded
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
Fleet disbanded
Edinburgh (64) 1744-1771
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
Thomas StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1745
Fleet disbanded
Chichester (68) 1753-1803
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
John BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1770
Fleet disbanded
Terrible (74) 1747-1763
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
William HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1729
Fleet disbanded
Augusta (60) 1736-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
21.6.17554.11.1755
William Saltern WillettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1770
Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1755/04/27

Sailed from Portsmouth convoying to regiments of foot.

 
1755/06/21
Terrible (74) 1747-1763
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1755/06/21
Chichester (68) 1753-1803
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1755/06/21
Edinburgh (64) 1744-1771
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1755/06/21
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1755/06/21
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1755/06/21
Augusta (60) 1736-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
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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