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was a naval raiding expedition in 1702 by English admiral John
Leake that targeted French settlements on the islands of
Newfoundland and St. Pierre. The expedition occurred in the early
days of Queen Anne's War, as the North American theater of the War
of the Spanish Succession is sometimes known.Hostilities in the War
of the Spanish Succession had begun in 1701, but England did not
get involved until 1702, with major expeditions destined for Spain
and the Low Countries. Royal Navy Captain John Leake was given
command of HMS Exeter and a small fleet of ships to go to the
English colony of Newfoundland, with the assignment to investigate
the military strength of the French settlements there. On 22 July
1702, he departed from Plymouth with a fleet of nine ships,
including five ships of the line.
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