Yarmouth (64)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Joseph Allin Junior at Deptford dockyard and launched on March 8 1745.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • since June 30 1756: captain John Ogle
  • from November 1756: captain Robert Frankland
  • from 1758: captain John Harrison
  • from 1760 to 1763: captain Charles Proby

The ship was broken up in April 1811.

Service during the War

In June 1757, the ship was part of the squadron under the command of commodore Stevens which left England for India.

On March 24 1758, Stevens' squadron reached Madras (actual Chennai) and joined with vice-admiral Pocock's squadron in the Hooghly river. It then took an active part to the operations on the coast of Coromandel. On April 29, she was Pocock's flagship and took part to the combat of Cuddalore where the Cumberland (66) nearly fouled her and forced her to back her topsails. She was then engaged by the engaged the Saint-Louis (54). Before leaving the scene of the action, the French ships effected a movement of concentration upon the Yarmouth, defiling past her. After the combat, Pocock's squadron was forced to return to Madras to refit. At the end of May, the squadron made an unsuccessful attempt to relieve Fort St. David who finally surrendered on June 2. A few days later (June 6), the squadron sailed for Madras. On July 25, Pocock's squadron sailed from Madras, intending to engage the French squadron of d'Aché near Pondicherry. On August 3, the ship was Pocock's flagship during the victorious combat of Negapatam where she engaged the Zodiaque (74) and the Duc d'Orléans (54).

On September 10 1759, the ship took part in the battle of Pondicherry where she was the flagship of vice-admiral George Pocock.

To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 64
Gundeck 26 x 36-pdrs
Upper gundeck 26 x 18-pdrs
Quarterdeck 10 x 9-pdrs
Forecastle 2 x 9-pdrs
Crew 500
Length at gundeck 160 ft (48.8 m)
Width 44 ft 3 in (13.5 m)
Depth 19 ft (5.8 m)
Displacement 1,359 long tons (1380.8 t)

References

Blasco, Manuel, British 3rd Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy

Wikipedia

  • HMS Yarmouth (1745)

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.