HM Sloop Rover Lost

HM Sloop Rover Lost at Sea
29 October 1781

HM Sloop Rover (Commander Richard Hawford) was in the West Indies in October 1781. She was the former Massachusetts Privateer Ship Cumberland, the former HM Sloop Rover, and the former HMCM  Corvette Le Rover. About 29 October Rover was lost with all hands in a hurricane which arrived in the area.1

1 Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792, 290

Posted 14 February 2012 ©