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DEVONSHIRE (74) 3rd rate Built in 1745, Woolwich DY.
Broken up in 1772.

  • Capt John MOORE, flagship of Rear Adm. Sir Edward HAWKE
  • In October 1747 the Admiralty learnt that a large fleet of French merchant ships had assembled at the Isle d'Aix to sail for the West Indies, and that a strong squadron of ships of war under L'Etendiere had left Brest to convoy them. The French sailed from the island on 7th. October O. S. and came to anchor that day in Rochelle road and the next day sailed on their voyage. Rear Adm. HAWKE, who had been sent to intercept, fell in with them on the 14th.

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