Invincible summer 1758
Ex trad of a Letter from Portfmouth, dated June 11. ' A Report prevails here, that the Lyme Man of War 'of 20 Guns, is taken by a French Man of War of fu* perior Force, jdtet an obftinate and bloody Engage'« ment. ' On Friday Morning his Majefty's Ship the Lenox, of ' 74 Guns, fell down to St. Helens; and on Saturday * Morning early fet fail for the Bay, to join Lord Anfon. * Same Morning two fmall French Privateers appeared ' off St. Helens, and precipitately flood away to Sea a' gain: The Scorpion Sloop of War flipp'd her Cable '* and (as 'tis fuppofed) went to look after them ; but fhe ••.* mifs'dher Stays sear the Invincible, and ftuck faft near « an Hour. It being flowing Water, flie got off without * any Damage.