1729 - HAYLING

Hayling (sometimes known as Heylin) was built in the Dockyard as a Hoy; Hoys were normally coastal cargo craft with a single mast, gaffed rigged and a single fore sail; they could vary in length between 50 to 80 feet and were used to convey men and cargo from establishment to ships at anchor in Spithead.

They gave rise to the expression “A-hoy there” when calling for a ship. In 1759 she was converted into a sloop / floating battery for service on the African coast being re-named Goree; she was broken up in 1763.