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PEMBROKE (66) 4th rate Built in 1733, Woolwich DY.
Wrecked in 1749.

  • 1745 "The PEMBROKE lately rebuilt and rigged at Chatham, in falling down the river to take in her guns at Blackstakes was overset by a sudden squall of wind, and sunk, and near 100 of her men, 7 officers, and many women lost."
  • The PEMBROKE was lying on her side in six fathoms of water in the Kithole. Two hundred men were on board and the casualties were the 1st. Lieutenant, the Surgeon, the Carpenter and several of the sailor's wives; Mr Powlett, the Chaplain of the ROYAL SOVEREIGN and his wife and the 3rd. Lieutenant's wife, Mrs Hanbury. Commissioner Brown reported on the 15th. February and stated that the PEMBROKE was in a more dangerous position than previously reported. He asked for the GILLINGHAM hulk to be sent to assist. The crew are victualled and lodged on the SQUIRREL. PEMBROKE was pumped out and floated on on the 22nd February. She was being fitted with jury masts, but unfavourable winds prevented them warping to Chatham. She actually arrived on the 27th. Feb.
  • Capt. Thomas FINCHER. To the East Indies.
  • On Dec. 14th. 1750 the consul for Aleppo received a packet from Governor Wake at Bombay with papers from Adm. BOSCAWEN, dated 29th. April 1749; with the most depressing account of the loss of his Britannic Majesty's ships NAMUR, PEMBROKE and APOLLO, hospital ship, with almost all their men, in a violent storm, which began on the 13th. of that month in St. David's road. The Admiral was on shore.
  • The PEMBROKE struck on Coldroon point, and overset, having parted her cable the 13th. at 6pm she made sail out Fort St. David's road, but could not clear the point; 12 men only were saved; Capt. FINCHER, and about 350 men were drowned, and all the officers except a Capt. of Marines.

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