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DUBLIN (74) 3rd rate Built in 1757, Deptford Dy.
Broken up in 1784.

  • 1759 Capt. William GOOSTREY, flagship of Rear Ad. Charles HOLMES.
  • Expedition to Quebec.
  • 1760 Capt. Edward GASCOIGNE Flag of Commodore Sir James DOUGLAS. Early in the year he was appointed commodore on the Leeward Is. station, hoisted his broad pennant in DUBLIN, and sailed from St. Helen's for Antigua on 10 March in company with BIENFAISANT and BELLIQUEUX.
  • In June 1761 Sir James, with Lord Rollo commanding the land forces, undertook a successful expedition against Dominica.
  • Admiralty Office July 21. 1761
  • Capt. INNIS of his majesty's ship the Arundell, arrived her last night with the following account transmitted by commodore Sir James Douglas to Mr Cleveland, dated on board the Dublin, in the road of Roseau, Dominique the 13th. June.
  • "On the 4th. June I sailed from Guadeloupe with the troops we had for Dominique, with the Dublin, Belliqueux, Sutherland and Montague, and on the 6th. in the forenoon arrived off Roseau, when I sent a lieutenant on shore, accompanied by a land officer, with a manifesto, signed by lord Rollo and myself, addressed to the principal inhabitants, and all others residing in the neutral island of Dominique, which was read by the officer to the people in the town; and soon after two of the inhabitants of most note came off in the boat to me, who seemed, upon the whole of their conversation, not to be displeased at our coming to take possession of the island; but in the afternoon, when they were put on shore, we found the people were spirited up by the governor, Mons. Longprie, to stand upon their defence, and declared they had come to a determination to defend themselves; upon which I ordered the ships to anchor as close in as possible, the troops were landed about five in the evening, under the cover of the shipping; and notwithstanding the enemy had 4 entrenchment upon the face of a steep hill, with two nine-pounders in the upper one, lord Rollo, at the head of his troops, and colonel Melvill at the head of the grenadiers, with a surprising alertness and intrepidity, drove the enemy from their entrenchment and battery, and with the loss of only eight men killed and wounded, made themselves masters of Roseau.
  • The resistance the enemy made has put it in our power to bring them to such terms as we please; and they are flocking from all parts of the island to take the oath of allegiance to his majesty king George.
  • It is with pleasure I assure their lordships of the good understanding subsisting between the officers and men of the navy and army.
  • In November 1761 DOUGLAS, in Barbados, was ordered to blockade Martinique while an expeditionary force was assembled which ultimately numbered nearly 14,000 troops, and, on 7 January 1762, Rear Ad. RODNEY and his fleet joined him off the island. DOUGLAS's squadron silenced the batteries at St. Anne's Bay and the troops were landed. They then found that it was impracticable to march on Fort Royal from there, so the troops were re-embarked, to be re-landed at Cas de Navires Bay, about 5 miles from Fort Royal, on the 16th., after the batteries had been silenced by the ships.
  • With 1000 seamen in boats to provide flanking fire the troops advanced through difficult country along the shore on the 24th. The citadel surrendered on the 4 February and the whole island on the 16th.
  • Ad. Sir George POCOCK, who was preparing to attack Havana, arrived at Barbados on 20 April and joined RODNEY at Martinique four days later; meanwhile DUBLIN, with nine other ships-of-the-line had been sent to Jamaica where Comm. DOUGLAS superseded Capt. FOREST.
  • The expedition against Havana sailed from Martinique in May and DUBLIN, with the rest of the squadron from Jamaica joined off Cape St. Nicolas on the 23rd. Comm. DOUGLAS was detached to Jamaica in CENTURION to expedite the ships still there, while POCOCK took has fleet through the hazardous Old Bahama Strait to reach Havana by 6 June. By July 30 the bombardment and mining of Fort Morro had produced a breach and it was carried by storm. A truce was requested on 11 August and the capitulation was signed on the 13th.
  • DUBLIN returned to England with CENTAUR, ALCIDE, HAMPTON COURT, EDGAR, some frigates and some of the Spanish prizes, all under the command of Capt. ARBUTHNOT in OXFORD.
  • 1766 Out of Commission at Plymouth.

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