HMS Cornwall (1761)  (2nd)
3rd Rate 74-gun

The second HMS Cornwall (1761-1780) was a third rate, 74-gun ship.

Built by Wells of Deptford, and launched 19-May-1761, she was 168ft 6in long, 47ft 6in wide and of 1,634 tons builders measurement (bm).  

She served in the Channel until the end of the Seven Years War in 1763. 

After service as a guardship at Plymouth she was sent to America. 
She arrived at New York on 30 July 1778 and took part in action with the French ten days later. Later that year she was detached to the West Indies where she was badly mauled in action off Grenada in 1779 and again off Martinique 19-May-1780. 

She was detached to St Lucia for repairs, but was so badly damaged that she was destroyed 30-Jun-1780.


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This page last edited - 12 November, 2012.

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