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OXFORD (54) 4th rate Built in 1674, Bristol.
Broken up in 1723.

  • Built by Francis Baylie and launched on 27th. May. Slight damage was said to the done during the launch, so he brought the ship ashore at the beginning of July and did more work on her. She arrived at Portsmouth on 18th. August and Baylie wrote a report praising her sailing qualities. During a minor dispute at the end of November 1695, the carpenter of OXFORD was accidentally shot and killed by the master of a guardship who was arrested by the town constables. Capt Hugh RIDLEY of the guardship pleaded with the naval authorities for him to be tried by court martial "and not by the country who is so hungry they could eat us ship and all for want of unaccustomed goods," 1695 Capt. Richard SHEERMAN, 26th. October.
  • 1702 rebuilt at Deptford.

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