1747 - Battle of Finisterre
First Battle of Finisterre in May with Admiral Anson bringing in 6 captured French warships and 6 merchantmen. Treasure was sent to London in 20 wagons.
31st October. 2nd Battle of Finisterre. Admiral Hawke defeated 8 French ships of the line, 6 of which were brought into Portsmouth. Admiral Hawk was created Knight of the Bath, and Freeman of Portsmouth and represented the Borough in Parliament.