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NASSAU (64) 3rd rate Built in 1740, Chatham DY.
Sold in 1770.

  • Launched on Thursday 25th. Sept.
  • 1740 Capt. Henry MEDLEY, Chatham. Stored for foreign service at Sheerness. At the Nore on 20th. April 1741 he requested a pilot to take him to Spithead, NASSAU arrived there on the 28th. On 31st. May NASSAU entered Portsmouth Harbour and Capt, MEDLEY reported that he was under orders for Channel Service, but he already had twelve month's stores on board and requested replacement of any that had decayed.
  • On 30th. Oct. 1741 NASSAU returned to Portsmouth with fore-yard broken and the foremast sprung.
  • 1741 Capt. DILKE, one of the ships sent out with Mr LESTOCK to reinforce Adm. HADDOCK.
  • 1744 Capt. James LLOYD.
  • 1756 Capt. James SAYER.
  • 1758 Capt. William MARSH, he was appointed commodore of a small squadron intended for the attack on French settlement in the Senegal river. The force consisted of the NASSAU, HARWICH, RYE and the SWAN sloop with two busses. The land forces comprised 200 marines under Major Mason, and a small train of artillery under Capt. Walker consisting of ten pieces of cannon and eight mortars.
  • Capt. MARSH sailed from Plymouth on the 9th. March and anchored off the Senegal river on the 24th. April. Fort Louis is situated on the island of Senegal, about four leagues within the bar. The governor, as soon as the British force was discovered, sent an armed brig, and six sloops to dispute the passage. Capt. MILLAR of the LONDON buss in the meanwhile had discovered the proper channel, and passed the bar and spent the night exposed to the enemy fire. He was joined the next morning by the remainder of the flotilla and a warm engagement ensued. The troops were landed and 350 volunteer seamen were added to the force the following day. On 30th. April an offer came from Fort Louis to discuss terms of surrender, and this was agreed by the Commodore and Capt. MASON and concluded without loss on either side.
  • The Commodore was encouraged by this success to have a go at attacking Goree, about 30 leagues away. This was more heavily fortified, and they were lucky to retreat with negligible losses. He crossed over to the West Indies where some time later he removed to the HARWICH.
  • 1750 Capt. James TAYLOR, on the 19th. October an expedition with Capt. KEPPEL as Commodore, sailed to attack Goree. SEE TORBAY.
  • 1761 Capt. Maurice SUCKLING.
  • 1767 On 12 March it was proposed that NASSAU, PRINCE FREDERICK and PRINCE OF ORANGE were fit to be converted into hulks,

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