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MAGNIFICENT (74) 3rd rate Built in 1766, Deptford DY.
Wrecked in 1804.

  • - 1778 Capt. John ELPHINSTONE. In October he joined the Channel fleet commanded by Mr KEPPEL, and at the end of the year, having been ordered to the West Indies with Mr ROWLEY to reinforce the fleet under Vice Adm. BYRON, he was present at the encounter off Grenada in July. In December he was detached under Rear Adm. ROWLEY, to pursue a small squadron of French frigates coming from St. Lucia. One of them, the BLANCHE, was taken by MAGNIFICANT, another, the ELLIS, by the MAGNIFICENT and the STERLING CASTLE.
  • During the encounter with de Guichen on 17th. April following Capt. ELPHINSTONE was the rear ship in the action and had only 1 man killed and 10 wounded. In a subsequent skirmish on the 19th. May he had five men killed and 25 wounded. He returned to Jamaica soon after with other ships detached by George ROMNEY for the protection of the colony, and returned to England at the close of the year. MAGNIFICENT was put out of commission.
  • 1782 Capt. R. LINZEE, North America.

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