Where: 56.328 4.221 North Sea
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Allen, Gardner Weld, A Naval History of the American Revolution, Vol.I, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1913. Scanned by Google. Ocr'd to make full-text searchable by JR. Pp.269 ff.
The 30th fell in with The Fudrion [Foudroyant,
84,] about 40 leagues to the west of Bellisle,
who chased us, fired several guns at the
Lexington, but we got clear of her very soon and
pursued our oourse to the No West in order to proceed
round into the North Sea." The squadron
fell in with several French, Portuguese, and Dutch
vessels, and on the 19th of June, off the north of
Ireland, they took their first prizes -two brigs
and two sloops. During the following week they
cruised in the Irish Sea and made fourteen additional
captures, comprising two ships, seven brigs,
and five other vessels. Of these eighteen prizes
eight were sent into port, three were released, and
seven were sunk, three of them within sight of the
Allen, Gardner Weld, A Naval History of the American Revolution, Vol.II. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1913. Scanned by Google. Ocr'd to make full-text searchable by JR. P.564
Carolina remained at the Texel until August, 1781,
when she was M y rea dy for sea. She had a crew
of five hundred and fifty, including three hundred
French marines. She cruised first in the North Sea,
and on August 25, captured and burned a prize.