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ANTELOPE (54) 4th rate Built in 1703, Rotherhithe.
Broken up in 1738.

  • 1703 Capt. THOMAS LEGGE. With a squadron of 22 sail under Rear Ad. DILKES sent to cruise off Cape Spartel. On the morning of 12 March KENT (70), BEDFORD (70) and ANTELOPE engaged and captured three Spanish ships, PORTO COELI (60), SANTA TERESA (60) and the merchant ship SAN NICOLAS (23), taking nearly 700 prisoners. The ships were laden with ordnance stores.
  • On 7 December 1704 ANTELOPE arrived at Gibraltar with nine transports and two days later NEWCASTLE brought in seven more, increasing the garrison by nearly 2000.
  • 1705 Capt. Philip CAVENDISH, who succeeded Capt. Legge in January and continued to serve on the Mediterranean station. In November 1706 ANTELOPE carried on a very spirited action with a large French ship of the line of either 70 or 74 guns, losing 12 men killed and 17 wounded, before the French ship, though so much superior in force, sheered off. He spent the rest of the time in the Mediterranean conveying stores and money from Leghorn to Catalonia.
  • 1710 Capt. Seth JEREMY, who was promoted to captain on 25 April. He was so advanced in age by this time, he had served as 2nd lieutenant in CUMBERLAND in 1692, that he was superannuated with a pension the following year. (He did not die until 1724.)
  • 1733 Capt. Samuel GOODERE. 13 Nov. Nothing is known of his time in ANTELOPE, (see WINCHESTER for his earlier exploits and RUBY for his extraordinary fate).
  • 1734 Capt. Timothy BRIDGE, 16 January. He was promoted to DUNKIRK. 1737 Capt. Thomas WATSON, 7 October. After ANTELOPE was broken up at Woolwich in February 1738, Capt. WATSON was, in 1739, appointed to command BURFORD, as flag captain under Ad. VERNON.

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