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LYME (32) 5th rate Built in 1695, Plymouth.
Broken up in 1738.

  • 1695 Capt. John WARD, appointed on 27th. May 1695 1696 Capt. Valentine BOWLES. Tunis, in March the ROCHESTER and MEDWAY brought in two French prizes and they would stay there for the HUMBER and LYME frigates and two fireships. In April LYME was back in Plymouth Sound, the purser having died at Cadiz on 16 April.
  • 1697 Capt. Robert CLEASBY, TO Newfoundland.
  • 1698 Capt. Sir Nicholas TREVANION.
  • 1702 Capt. Edward LETCHMERE, after the accession of Queen Anne he was removed from the LYNNE to the LYME and stationed to cruise in the English Channel where he met with considerable success, having taken many prizes. On the 16th. of January 1703 he was in action with a large French privateer off the Deadman, mounting 46 guns, against the LYME's 32. Although the French ship surrendered in the end, Capt. LETCHMERE was so desperately wounded that he died the next morning. Thirty six of the crew were killed or wounded.
  • 1704 Capt. George DOLMAN, on 17 January he found himself promoted to the command of LYME. Not long after he was sent to the Mediterranean, where he was killed in an engagement with a French man of war on 23 May 1705.
  • 1708 Capt. Michael SAM(P)SON, appointed on 14th. January.
  • 1708 Capt. James GUNMAN, appointed 20th. Dec. 1708. He remained for a considerable time in this ship, employed as a cruiser and then sent from Milford to Newfoundland with an outward bound convoy. During the time he was off the later island he captured a large French merchant ship. He sailed from there to the Mediterranean acting as a convoy to merchant ships and put himself under the orders of Sir John NORRIS. On the 22 March 1710/11 LYME sighted four large French ships in the Bay of Vado.
  • "At half past TWO AMI weighed out of Valo Road in company with the SEVERN, and the LION. At a quarter past five we saw four ships, brought to, and made a signal to the Admiral. At half past eight came up with and engaged them, they proving to be French ships of war from sixty to forty guns each, (the PHOENIX, PEMBROKE, RUBY and TRIDENT) We engaged them at half-shot distance. At eleven they made all the sail they could and ran away. We made all the sail we could after them. At noon the SEVERN made a signal to leave off chace, she being much disabled in her masts and yards. I had six men wounded in the action, three of whom had there legs shot off.
  • 1720 reduced to LYME (20).

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