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1742 - Launch of PORTSMOUTH

30th September. The yacht Portsmouth was launched from the Dockyard. She was designed by the Surveyor, Lock, possibly as the Commissioner’s Yacht; she was 59 feet 6 inches in length. In 1793 she was re-built to a slightly longer length and continued to see service as a Dockyard yacht until 1869 when she was finally broken up.