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WINDSOR (60) 4th rate Built in 1742, Woolwich DY.
Broken up in 1777.

  • 1746 Capt. Peter DENIS, appointed by order to command her for a short time as a cruiser.
    On 28 October he recaptured after a chace of some hours, an English merchant ship called the Frere, laden with sugar from Barbados, which had been taken by a French privateer from from Bayonne called the Basques with 18 guns and 200 men. At 9 o'clock the following morning he gave chace to two sail in the Northwest and fell in with another privateer from Bayonne, the Leopard of 22 nine pounders and 24 swivels with 367 men. She had with her as a prize an English merchant ship, the Chester from St. Kitts which he retook. The Leopard was captured about 4 o'clock in the afternoon and carried into Kinsale.
  • 1747 Capt. Thomas HANWAY, with the squadron under Mr ANSON which captured a large part of the French squadron under M. de la Jonquiere, WINDSOR being one of the first ships to get up with the enemy.
    In September he was with Rear Adm. HAWKE in action with L'Etendiere's squadron. The WINDSOR engaged in rotation every enemy ship except the INTREPIDE, which tacked to avoid action. After discharging 70 broadsides and 8000 musket cartridges over six hours she had only eight men killed and fifty-nine wounded, most only slightly.
  • 1755 Capt. Samuel FAULKNOR.
  • 1758 Early in the year he captured a French East India ship bound for Port L'Orient called the PACIFIQUE; and in April, having been sent with the ESCORTE frigate, to intercept two French frigates and three storeships that intelligence had reported to have sailed from Dunkirk a few days before, they fell in with them about 16 leagues off Rame Head on the 16th. The two enemy frigates brought-to in line as though intending to engage, whilst the storeships crowded all the sail they could to escape to the westward. When WINDSOR was within about two gun-shot of the frigates, they too made sail, standing towards the French coast. Capt. FAULKNOR dispatched ESCORTE after the storeships while he gave chace to the frigates, but after some hours, finding they out-sailed him, he stood after the convoy through the night, capturing the only ship that was visible in the morning, the SAINT PETER, a large ship carrying nearly 400 tons of provisions and stores, with 1000 stand of arms for Quebec.
  • On 27th. April he fell in with four large ships to leeward who, on being chased, drew up in line of battle to receive him. Capt. FAULKNOR brought the sternmost to action, upon which the rest made sail and ran, while the ship engaged surrendered. She proved to be the DUC de CHARTRES, pierced for 60 guns but had only 24 12-pounders mounted, and 194 men, 28 of whom were killed and 18 wounded. The WINDSOR had one killed and two wounded. She was laden with 60 tons of gunpowder, 150 tons of cordage, flour, sail-cloth, wines etc. The other ships were of 70, 54 and 24 guns, armed as the former, they were all bound to Pondicherry on account of the French East India Company.
  • Capt. FAULKNER died on the 38th. May following.

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