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PRINCESS AMELIA (80) 2nd rate See NORFOLK of 1693.
Renamed in 1755.

  • 1761 Capt. MONTAGUE.
    A letter from the Basque Road, dated Dec. 26. 1761
    "Three fire-boats, of 50 tons each, were lately set on float, under the captain of the port's son, assisted by four men of war's boats; but through precipitation, mistake or accident, two of them blew up, and every soul perished. The explosion was terrible; they continued burning with great fury from one until daylight. As the wind blew when they took fire, they were in the stream of the Princess Amelia, an 80 gun ship, but providentially the wind shifted from W. to N. W, and drove them clear of the whole squadron. They were chained together; and if they had been handled with that coolness and intrepidity which such an enterprise requires, they might have done fatal execution."
  • 1777 harbour service)

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