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YARMOUTH (64) 3rd rate Built in 1748, Deptford DY.
Broken up in 1811.

  • 1756 Capt. Chaloner OGLE, appointed on 30th. June.
  • From a letter from on board the Yarmouth off Ushant, June 6th. 1756.
    "I am going to relate a very bold action that was performed on the 2nd of last month by Capt. Cockburn of the Hunter cutter with only 40 men and a few swivels. He kept loitering around Brest Dockyard, and tonight, went in with his boat, and only five men when, after searching round all the Men of War, and taking a particular account of them, he cut the cable of a French Snow, boarded her, and carried her away from among the Men of War. She was loaded with wine which has been distributed to all the fleet. We have got 28 Hogshead, and yesterday, after taking everything out of her, she sank.
  • 1758 Capt. Robert FRANKLAND, he died in the East Indies early in 1758.
  • 1767 Capt. James GAMBIER, At the end of 1767 he was appointed to the YARMOUTH, one of the guardships stationed off Chatham. In 1770 he was appointed as Commodore on the North American station and hoisted his pendant on board the SALISBURY.
  • 1770 Capt. Weston VARLO, he was appointed to the YARMOUTH, one of the ships equipped for service in consequence of a threatened rupture with Spain. He quitted the ship in the following year.
  • 1779 Capt. VINCENT, on a cruise off the island of Antigua on 7th. March, about 5 o'clock in the evening, discovered and chased six sails; at nine he came up with the largest, which upon being hailed, hoisted American colours and fired a broadside into YARMOUTH, she continued to engage her for about twenty minutes, then suddenly blew up. The ships being very close, a greater part of the wreck fell on board the YARMOUTH, cutting her sails and rigging to pieces, killed five men and wounded twelve others.
  • On the 12th. Capt. VINCENT saw a large piece of a wreck with four men on it. so he bore down to pick them up. They proved to be the only remaining part of the crew of the ship which had blown up. They had subsisted on nothing but rainwater which they had caught in a piece of an old blanket. He learned from them that the ship was the RANDOLPH, an American privateer of 36 guns and 305 men.
  • 1783 Receiving ship.

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