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1744 - Launch of SUNDERLAND

4th April. The 4th rate ship Sunderland of 58 guns was launched from the Dockyard. She was a rebuilt ship and may have been the Sunderland that was built at Chatham Dockyard 1724 and broken up in 1742. Breaking up ships and re-using substantial parts to build a new one was a common practice in all navies at this time. She foundered near Pondicheery during a hurricane on 1st January 1761 along with the Newcastle

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