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CAMBRIDGE (80) 3rd rate Built in 1755, Deptford.
Broken up in 1808.

  • 1755 Capt. Sir Piercy BRETT, he was appointed out of the CAROLINE yacht in the expectation of a rupture with France. He removed back in November or December 1756 after the commencement of hostilities, to be succeeded by
  • Capt. William GORDON, who removed to the PRINCESS AMELIA in April 1757.
  • 1757 Capt. Thomas BURNET, advanced to post-captain on 5th. May and appointed to CAMBRIDGE as captain to Sir John MOORE, Commodore on the West Indies station. In January 1759 Sir John was joined from England by Commodore Robert HUGHES with eight 2-deckers, a frigate and four bomb ketches, together with a body of troops under General Hopson, to make a formidable attack on French settlements in the West Indies. When operations were about to be started against Guadeloupe Commodore MOORE shifted his broad pendant to the WOOLWICH, and CAMBRIDGE, NORFOLK and the ST. GEORGE, were ordered to attack the citadel. This was completely silenced by assailants in an attack which lasted from nine in the morning until four in the afternoon. Capt. BURNET returned to England in June with Commodore HUGHES.
  • 1759 Capt. Thomas BURNETT, wearing broad pennant of Commodore John MOORE on the Leeward Islands station.
  • 1760 Capt. William GOOSTREY, as captain to Rear Adm. HOLMES, who was appointed to command in Jamaica. When the expedition was undertaken against the Havana under Sir George POCOCK in 1762, Capt. GOOSTREY was killed in the attack on the Moro on 1st. July. Capt. John LINSEY took temporary command of CAMBRIDGE.
  • 1762 Capt. William GOOSTRY, with the fleet under Ad. Sir George POCOCK on the Jamaica station and at the reduction of Havana where CAMBRIDGE lost 24 killed, including the captain, and 95 wounded in bombarding Moro Castle.
    Capt. John LINDSAY of TRENT took command of CAMBRIDGE.
  • 1779 Capt. Broderick HARTWELL to CAMBRIDGE, a guardship at Plymouth until 1781 when he was appointed to be lieutenant- governor of Greenwich Hospital.
  • Guardship at Plymouth from 1793.
  • 1797 Capt. BOGER, Vice Ad.R. KING.
  • 1800 Vice Ad. Sir T. PASLEY.
  • Broken up in Plymouth in July 1808.

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