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BURFORD (70) 3rd rate Built in 1757, Chatham Dy.
Sold in 1785.

  • 1757 Capt. James YOUNG.
    One of the fleet under Sir Edward HAWKE in the expedition against Rochefort in September, the object being to destroy "the docks, magazines, arsenals and shipping". After an assault on the Isle of Aix, it was decided that a landing on the mainland was too difficult so the project was abandoned and the fleet returned to Spithead on 6 October. 1757 Capt. Saltern William WILLET, appointed from WEYMOUTH. Employed constantly on the Channel station.
  • 1758 Capt. James GAMBIER.
    In February he was ordered to Louisburg with Ad. BOSCAWEN. On his return he was sent to the West Indies at the close of the year with Commodore HUGHES and took part in the attacks on Martinique and Guadeloupe. Following the reduction of the latter island he returned to England and joined the Channel Fleet under Sir Edward HAWKE.
  • 1764 Capt. James LOGGIE.
    On 11 April she arrived in Cove to take on troops.
    Later Guardship at Plymouth.
    Shortly after quitting this command he lost his sight and was awarded a pension of 200 pounds per annum.
  • 1766 Francis William DRAKE, Guardship at Plymouth.

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