HMS Acasta

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HMS Acasta

HMS Acasta

Rating: 5th rate.

Class: Tigre Masterraft-class frigate.

Date of Commission: September 16th, 1721.

Current captain: James Wilmore.

Guns: 42.

Crew: 335.

Status: In active service.

Notable action

  • November 13th, 1721: The HMS Acasta, under command of Captain Sir James Wilmore was a part of a frigate fleet of the St.George Squadron of the White, hunting for Spanish ships outside Santo Domingo. Together with the captains Morrow, Middlemore, Nellie, Bush, McAvoy and Melhuish, all in 5th rate frigates, Captain Wilmore sunk 28 Spanish ships.
  • November 17th, 1721: The HMS Acasta, under command of Captain Sir James Wilmore was a part of a frigate fleet of the St.George Squadron of the White, hunting for French ships outside Port St. Joe and New Orleans. The mission was a success, the French ports were unstabilized and there will soon be a battle of conquest for their ownership.
  • December 9th, 1721: Captain Sir James Wilmore, on the quaterdeck of HMS Acasta, 42, took part in the British war efforts outside Santo Domingo and Gibara. Many Spanish traders and patrol ships met their ends as a result of this effort. And the HMS Acasta took part in sinking seven Don Captains hunting for British ships as well.
  • January 25th, 1722: The HMS Acasta, 42, under the command of Captain James Wilmore was on her way from Turtling Bay to Port Royal. Some hundred miles south of Port Royal she was ambushed by two pirate frigates. They outgunned her and particularly one of them was a faster sailor. The HMS Acasta had no chance of escape and was boarded. In the brawl on deck Captain Wilmore fought bravely, but being so outnumbered he had to surrender at last. However, he later escaped and the Acasta was later recaptured by the British and refitted for service once again.
  • March 29th, 1722: The HMS Acasta, 42, under the command of Captain Wilmore, took part in the assault on Puerto de Principe. Together with five other captains from the honorable St. George Squadron of the White, Captain Wilmore blockaded the port, and twelve Spanish ships were sunk in the endeavour.
  • April 5th, 1722: Captain Wilmore, from the quarterdeck of HMS Acasta, 42, participated in the British offensive on Cayo de Marquis, in a squadron under the command of Captain Kylin Drake. Other captains in the squadron: Thomas Puma, Locust Thorne, Bradley Angel and Lou Riggs. Even though many Pirates attempted to disturb the offensive, five French enemies were sunk (one of them three times!) and twenty eight more were sunk or captured in patrol outside the port. The Acasta was also in an engagement six Pirate vessels, but she escaped unharmed.