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NONSUCH (64) 3rd rate Built in 1774, Plymouth.
Broken up in 1802.

  • 1766 Capt. Walter GRIFFIN, he was for some time employed cruising in the Channel. On the 16th. January 1777 he took to the westward of Cape Finisterre, a rebel privateer sloop of 10 carriage guns, and 80 men, called the CHARMING SALLY, Francis Brown, commander. She belonged to Dartmouth in Massachusetts Bay, had been out about five weeks, and taken a schooner called the BETSEY, William Clark, Master, from Gaspee to Jamaica, and a brig called the HANNAH, H. Bealy, master, bound from Newfoundland to Lisbon, both laden with fish.
  • 1780 Capt. Sir James WALLACE. In June, while cruising off the the mouth of the Loire, NONSUCH gave chase to a convoy escorted by three frigates. One of these ran on to a bank where she was later burnt, and NONSUCH'S boats captured three of the merchantmen. The following day she gave chase to another sail and after some 55 miles she brought a French frigate to close action. It took a little over two hours for the heavier ship to reduce the enemy to a wreck and with about 75 killed and wounded, she struck and proved to be the BELLE POULE (32). NONSUCH had 3 killed and 10 wounded, 2 mortally. The prize was taken into the Royal Navy.
  • 1782 Capt. W. TRUSCOTT, Jamaica.

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