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PRINCE GEORGE (98) 2nd rate Built in 1772, Chatham DY.
Sheer hulk in 1832.
Broken up in 1832.

  • 1782 Capt. John WILLIAMS. (Schomberg mistakenly says Capt. William WILLIAMS) Serving in the Leeward Islands under Sir Samuel HOOD.
    On 19 April the PRINCE GEORGE took part in the battle with the Count de Grasse in the large basin of water lying among the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, the Saintes and Marie-Galante. RODNEY broke through the French line and the resultant confusion and actions between individual ships led eventually to the French Admiral's surrender and the flight of many of his ships. Six French ships were captured, one was sunk and one, CAESAR blew up after she was taken, killing a lieutenant and 50 English seamen, and almost 400 prisoners. PRINCE GEORGE had 9 men killed and 24 wounded.
  • 1794 Capt. William DOMETT, flying the flag of Admiral Sir Alex.
    HOOD, with the fleet under Lord HOWE.
    In May 1794, with famine threatening France, the French fleet put to sea for the express purpose of protecting a fleet of corn ships.
    On the 19th., Lord HOWE received intelligence of the enemy's departure and went in pursuit. They were sighted to windward on the morning of the 28th., some 300 miles west of Ushant. The weather was thick and hazy with a rough sea, and partial engagements took place on the 28th. and the 29th. in which some of the enemy ships were crippled and the British obtained the advantage of the weather gage.
  • At daybreak on 1 June the French fleet was seen on the lee bow, 26 line of battle-ships mounting 2158 guns. Lord HOWE had 25 ships of the line with 2098 guns. In the resulting battle six enemy ships were captured and Lord HOWE brought them up the Channel to Spithead on the 19th.
    Capt. James GAMBIER joined PRINCE GEORGE fitting at Chatham in the winter of 1794.
  • 1795 Capt. Sir J. ORDE, with Vice Ad. DUNCAN's flag.
    He commanded PRINCE GEORGE, but never went to sea in her.
    Capt. EDGE in August 1995.
  • September 1795 Capt. James BOWEN, fitting for the flag of Rear Ad. CHRISTIAN, who had been appointed to command a squadron destined to attack French and Dutch settlements in the West Indies. They sailed from St. Helen's on 16 November with a squadron of men of war and more than 200 sail of West Indiamen and transports carrying 16,000 troops. The second night after they sailed, the wind shifted and blew a gale which scattered the ships to Torbay and Portland, and some back to Portsmouth. Several merchantmen and transports foundered and many lives were lost.
    They tried again early in December, but were dispersed by an even worse storm which lasted for several weeks. PRINCE GEORGE lost her rudder and was otherwise damaged so BOWEN and CHRISTIAN moved to GLORY. Some of the ships were able to sail from the Cove of Cork on 25 February 1796 and it was not until 20 March that Rear Ad. CHRISTIAN could sail from Portsmouth in THUNDERER
  • 1797 Capt. IRWIN with Rear Ad.W. PARKER's flag. Succeeded by Vice Ad. THOMPSON.
    Capt. BOWEN in November 1997.
  • 1798 Capt. Joseph BINGHAM, with Sir William PARKER's flag, on the coast of Spain. He followed the Rear Admiral into AMERICA.
  • 1801 Capt. ROWLEY with Rear Ad. COTTON's flag, Channel fleet.
  • In the spring of 1803 Capt. Richard CURRY of ROYAL SOVEREIGN spent a few days commissioning PRINCE GEORGE before returning to his own ship.
  • 1804 Capt. YORKE.
    On 29 January she was detained at St. Helen's by contrary winds, but the following day she received orders by express to sail at once to join the Channel fleet since many of the ships must be disabled by recent gales.
  • 1805 Capt. George LOSACK, Channel fleet.
  • 1807 Convoy to West Indies on 4 January.
  • Out of commission at Portsmouth later in year.

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