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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 30, 1846, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. Numb. 374S. THURSDAY, October 30, 1746. Veal, Oftober 28. ^HIS Morning failed his Majefty's Sloop Ferret, and the Granada Bomb, with the Tranfports for the River ; and his Majefty's Ship Experiment, for a Cruize. Remain his Majefty's Ships Bri-ftol, Litchfield, Advice, and the Lys, with the Outward-bound, as in my laft, and the True-love Tranfport. Wind S.byW. Grave/end, 03. 2 8. Pafs'd by the Marygold, Bonner, from Riga; Buck, Coverdale, from Stockholm ; John, Kerry; the Taunton, Ruflel ; the Sally, Woolfton ; and Union, Hunter, from Peterfburgh; Fanny, Fennel, from St. Kitts; the Tyrrel, Collingwood, from Antigua ; Lady Rofina, Groove, from Bilboa ; and the Berwick, Cowper, from Calmer. * Plymouth, 03. 25. Since my laft came in his Majefty's Sloop Vulture, from a Cruize j alfo Chenfrid, Chnftian, from Stockholm for Dublin. Pool, 03. 27. Sail'd the William and Thomas, Lander ; and Thompfon, Thompfon, tbwait Convoy at Spit-head, for London. Wind W.N.W.' Covjes, 03. 27. Came in the St. Mawes, from Falmouth, for Guernfey, who was put by that Ifland in the late Storm, when fhe was within a League of it, and the N. S. Pentha de Franco, from Guernfey, for Lifbon. Sail'd Elizabeth and Mary, Chevalier, for Southampton. , LONDON. An Account of the Strength and Proceedings of tht Squadron under the Cdmmand of the Duke D'Anville, as per 'Journal of the L'Ardent, who *vas drove ajbore by bis Majefifs Ship the Exeter, 1746. Ships Nantes. Commandtrs. G. M. Troops. film. 7 Capt. J Northumberland Periere 70 500 Ca Comp. of \ Grenadiers. Commod.j Trident D'EtournaL 64 40a loo Marines Comm."! 100 Marines Gen. of > L*Ardent Colombe 64 t>b 66 54 34- 400 Artill. J Le Mar* T.� Akide Le Caribon La Renommee La Mutine Nooally Marquifack Saint Que tin La Megere La Janquieres 26 Li Palme La Perle Order of Sailing, Pound in another Part of the Ship's Journal. Le Diamant . Le Alcide to La Tigre a � V Ardent a La Petit Mercure %> ^> Le Palme, Le Northumb. Le Trident ~ La Perle �* Le Leopard *** La Boree Le Caribon ^ Le Mars Segrec Perfaite Mutine. Extracts from the Journal of the L'Ardent. "746, Afril 29. Came out of Breft in Company with fire Ships f the Line, and 18 Frigates, under the Command of the P"ke D'Anville ; was" obliged to put back. May 7. The Duke D'Anville put off Breft a fecond Time, with 25 Sail, and 12 Barks to be convoy'd to Port- 7ab 5� Saw" 12 Sail to Windward about 4 Leagues, feering to the Northward, Lat. 45. 49. Long. 7. 16. July 6. At 6 this Morning the Perle hoifted a Blue Flag, ami fired 3 Guns at leaving the Fleet, in order to into the neareft Port> Maying fuffered much by a Gale of Wind in the Morning, in which 12 Sail were feparated from us, �nd we are now b� 6c* fromWCre^�iad b'086�* 0Ur S*"Ps*at hadParted: Mi -Tlle Commodowmade the Signal for all the Ships w tall ato their praper Station*, with their Diftinguifhing signals, tp fee jf there were any miffing, and if there were any ftrange Ships acon8ftu* .15; ^Lat. 44.45. Long- 3- 35- The Commodore dif-"uued 7 Merchant-Ships, loaded with Ammunition for Quebeck, there were alfofome Merchant-Ships for Canada, and our Convoy is to confift for the future of 39 Sail. 18. We heard from on board the Commodore, that We were bound for Acadia. The Mutine was gone for Miffi-fippi; that the Renommee was te be difpatched before us to St. Mary's. 21. At 4 this Morning alter'd our Couffe, in order to make the Ifland of St. Mary's, told 56 Sail in Company. 28. Yefterday about 5 in the Afternoon, the Commodore made the Signal for all Ships to fall into their proper Stations. Aug. 4. Yefterday about 2.in the Afternoon we hoifted our Barge out, and our Captain went on board the Commodore, to learn our Deftination, but he return'd as wife as he went, for the Duke as yet had no* declared where we were bound. 8. Told 56 Sail. 18. Sent on board the Commodore to alk Provifions for our Sick. 19. Received from onboard the Annal Sophia, S. Che-rager, 12 Sheep and 30 Fowls for our Sick, purfuant to an Order from our General; he has no Sick, and we have about Threefcore, the greateft Part of which have the Scurvy.-Told 56Sail. 20. This Morning the Raphael Tranfport with Troops, carried away his Foretopmalt ; 56 Sail in Company. 21. This Morning at Day-break we mifs'd 8 Sail, 7 Tranfports and 1 Man of War, fuppofed to be the Diamant.] 24. Told 56 Sail. 29. Told 56 Sail. 30. At 5 this Morning faw a fmall Englifh Sail, the Diamant chas'd her, and coming up with her, fir'd feveral Shot at her. Half pall 3 was up with her. At 9 the Megere made the Signal for feeing another Sail, and immediately the Commodore made the Signal for the Dia-mant, Megere and Palme to chafe. At 1 in the Afternoon, the Megere came up with the Chafe, and took her. Lat. 39. 40. Long 328. 44. 31. The Prizes taken Yefterday came from Jamaica, they told us they belong'd to a Fleet of 11 Sail, but that the fiefh Gales we had from the S.W. to W.S.W. had parted them from the reft. Sept. 1. Wind, Thunder and Lightning, during the I Storm, a fmall Tranfport carried away her Maintopmaft, \ we don't know whether by Thumler or Wind. -Told 57 Sail. 2. The Storm laft till Half paft 2, abcutthat Time we faw the Mars, who had carried away her Maintopgallant-maft ; fhe fir'd a Gun, and endeavoured to ftrike her Topmaft. Towards Evening we fpoke with the Megere, who told us, That a fmall Tranfport had a Man kill'd and 3 wounded by Thunder.-Told 57 Sail. 3. Sent on board the Commodore for frefh Provifions, having about 200 Men Sick, whereof 100 have the Scurvy. *Vc had 20 Men died in the Night, and 4 this Morning. 4. About 6 this Morning we faw a Sail ftanding for us, at 10 the Commodore made the Palme Signal to lie too for her, and fome Time after heard feveral Guns fir'd. 5. Yefterday at 1 in the Afternoon the Commodore and the whole Fleet lay too, waiting for the Tigre, who was gone in Chace of the Ships we had feen Yefterday ; at 10 at Night fhe join'd the Fleet with her Prize.-Told 58 Sail, in Sight. 6. At j this- Morning faw a Sail to Windward, the Diamant, being the W. hindermoft Ship, chas'd her, and at Half paft 7 took her, and at 10 deliver'd her to the Commodore. Yefterday at 5 in tke Afternoon the Palme brought 2 EnglifhMen on board at.-Told 59 Sail. 7. Told 59 Sail. *mmm 14. The Storm began and lafted till next Moming, when all the Fleet was difperfed, and but 4 Ships in Sight; in the Afternoon loft Sight of all but 1, and this Morning faw her no more. Lat. 48. 24. Long. 313. 38. 15. Began to fleer for Breft, being in great Diftrefs, the Ships Company extremely Gckly, and great Numbers dying daily, having now upwards of 40 deceafed. 27. The Number of Dead encreafed to 82. 03. 6. The Dead encreafed to 110. I- 12. Saw three Sail, two of them large Ships. Yefterday an Account came that the following foWP [ Ships, belonging to the fcatterV. Weft-India Fleet, were arrived, viz. The Charming Betty, Donavan, for Barbadoes, off Dover. The Hope, Ferriter, from Nevis, at Portfmcuth. The Loretta, Litherhead, fromBarbi.does, at Plymouth. The Prince George, Naime, from Antigua, alfo at Plymouth. Extr&8 of a Letter from Captain Naime, cf the Prince George, arrived from Jntigua, dated Plymouth November 27. � We arrived here this Day ; we left St. Kitts the 31ft ' ef Auguft, under Convoy of his Majefty's Ships the ' Woolwich and Severn, with about 60 Sail of Merchant ' Ships./.. On the 18th Inftant at Day-break, three French ' Men of War fell in with our Fleet j our Convoy im-' mediately bore awayj two of the French Ships went af-' ter them, and left the third to take care of two Merchant ' Ships the Commodore had taken in chacing our Convoy; ' they had it in-their Power to have taken half of us ; ' but generoufly enough left the Merchantmen, and fol- * lowed the Men of War, for they paft many of our Ships ' I believe within Gun-fhot; by this Accident the Fleet ' were all fcatter'd ; about fixteen flood to the Weiiward, ' (Capt. Pringle and Capt. Blackman am^ng them) ; we ' and about 23 ftood to the Eaftward, and the Remainder * bore down after the Convoy and French Ships, who were * all out fight by 11 o'Clock that Day. The trench Commodore I believe was a 64 Gun Ship, ' the other a 54 Gun Ship ; and that which had the care ' of the two Prizes about 40 Guns. The Woolwich cur ' Commodore failed much better than the French Shipj ; ' but was obliged to carry an eafy Sail, not to leave the ' Severn, who perhaps will fall a Sacrifice, as the Ship ' was in a poor Condition, tho' well mann'd. ' We afterwards loft Company, except the Loretto, ' every one making as much fail as poffible ; and we re-' folved to make the firft Port we could. We hear that an Account is arrived that three more of D'Anville's Squadron are got into Breft, very much da-mag'd, and their Men fickly. .ftj' ^'""ii fTT
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