This Day in History: 1711-07-02

HMS Shoreham sails from England, under orders for the North American station. Her Marines are Sgt Cooke and 18 men of Wills’ Marines (later 30th Foot, and then 1st East Lancashires), one of whom is Private William Moore. Five months later, Moore is discovered to be a woman, and is put ashore at the next port of call.