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PRESTON (50) Built in 1757, Deptford.
Broken up in 1815.

  • 1781 Capt. GRAEME.
    In 1781 Sir Hyde PARKER hoisted his flag in FORTITUDE, as commander of a squadron to escort 700 sail of merchantmen from Leith to the Baltic.
  • As he was returning from that service with the home bound convoy, Sir Hyde, with seven line-of-battle ships,, and six frigates, including PRESTON, fell in with the Dutch Admiral Zoutman, with the same number of ships and also escorting a convoy, off the Dogger Bank.
    (see FORTITUDE
  • PRESTON had ten killed and 40 wounded including Capt. GRAEME and the 3rd. lieutenant.
  • PRESTON was used as a sheer-hulk from October 1785.


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