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BELLEISLE (64) 3rd rate Taken from the French in 1761.
Sold in 1819.

  • 1762 Capt. Joseph KNIGHT. With the squadron under Ad. Sir George POCOCK, who was taking the command in the West Indies, which sailed from Spithead on 5 March. It consisted of POCOCK's flagship, NAMUR (90), CAMBRIDGE (80), BELLEISLE and RIPPON (60). They were accompanied by a large fleet of transports carrying a body of troops under the Earl of Albemarle, together with several victuallers and storeships. On 26 March Capt. ELPHINSTONE in the RICHMOND frigate arrived in St. Christopher's from England with orders for Rear Ad. RODNEY to suspend operations until the arrival of Sir George POCOCK, who was to undertake an assault on Havana.
  • Martinique. Rear Ad. POCOCK and the Earl of Albemarle completed their preparations by 6 May and sailed from Martinique. On the 6th. he was joined by Capt. HARVEY's squadron and, on the 23rd. by that of Sir James DOUGLAS from Jamaica. He now had force of more than 200 sails - 18 ships of the line, 15 frigates, nine sloops, a cutter and 3 bombs, with about 13,965 soldiers, which Capt. ELPHINSTONE, with great skill, using marker vessels on the dangerous shoals, led through the Old Strait of Bahama.
  • 1782 Capt. T. HAYNES, Nore.
  • 1766 Capt. B. HARTWELL.

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