Rating: 5th rate
Class: Hercules-class Sleek Frigate
Date of Commission: March 29, 1722
Captain: Charles Naseby
Status: in service
History: HMS Apollo was commissioned as a 44-gun frigate of the Royal Navy, built by the Royal Navy Shipyard of St. John's and launched in early spring 1722.
Recent Assignments: On active duty.
- May 29th, 1722: HMS Apollo was the flagship of a battle group which patrolled around the Bahamas. She accounted for the sinking of a Spanish Capriceux Frigate.
- May 31st, 1722: The HMS Apollo served as flagship of a defensive battle group countering an all out Spanish assault on the ports of Puerto Cabezas, Turtling Bay and Belize. Through rigorous patrol and attacking enemy flips, the Spanish offensive was stopped cold.
- Off Puerto del Principe the frigate, accompanied by three other British frigates, engaged in combat against a Spanish group made of frigates from the Capriceux (MC), Khan and Vengeance class. HMS Apollo accounted for the sinking of the Capriceux, only the Vengeance was able to escape and only just. No British losses.