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EXETER (60) 4th rate Built in 1697, Portsmouth.
Broken up in 1763.

  • 1710 Capt. RAYMOND, with the Mediterranean fleet under Sir John NORRIS. Being ordered to pursue some French ships discovered in the offing by SEVERN, he engaged with great spirit for more than two hours one ship that later proved to be the PEMBROKE, captured from the English. According to the Gazette, PEMBROKE made a running fight of it before escaping into La Spezia, EXETER being badly damaged in the action. Nevertheless a court martial was convened in Barcelona road on 10 July 1710 "To enquire into the behaviour of the Captain, Officers and Seamen belonging to her majesty's ship Exeter in a late engagement with a French ship of war, formerly her majesty's ship Pembroke off Port de Spechia, and it appearing to the Court that Capt. Raymond did not want personal courage in this action, but the court finding him under an error in judgement in the working of his ship in the said engagement, they were therefore of the opinion that Capt. Raymond falls under part of the 14th. article of war and therefore mulcted him of three months wages to be paid into the Chest at Chatham. The court were of the opinion that the Officers had discharged their duty in every respect and therefore they were acquitted. It appearing that William Weatherly, Isaac Spurrel, John Plumb, Sam. Spelsworth and Richard French, Seamen on board the said ship, absented themselves from their duty in time of action, the Court adjudged them to receive ten lashes each on their bare backs, with halters about their necks, by the side of each of her majesty's Ships of War and Frigates in Barcelona road."
  • [Capt. Raymond quit the Royal Navy after the accession of George I and died at Vera Cruz in 1718, commanding the Prince, a ship belonging to the South Sea Company.]
  • 1716 Capt. Thomas WHITNEY, appointed 13th. October.
  • 1717 Capt. Tudor TREVOR, in the Baltic under Sir George BYNG.
  • 1720 Capt. Sir Robert JOHNSON, East Indies under Commodore MATTHEWS. He was dismissed his ship and was drowned at the Cape of Good Hope on 5 June 1723 while on passage home in the East Indies ship Aislabie
  • 1721 Capt. Samuel BRAITHWAITE, appointed 28th. January.
  • 1731 Capt. Thomas DURELL, with the fleet sent to the Mediterranean under Sir Charles WAGER.
  • 1741 in ordinary at Plymouth.
  • 1744 Rebuilt at Plymouth with 58 guns.

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