1767 - Launch of AJAX
23rd December. The 3rd rate ship Ajax of 74 guns was launched.
Her life was relatively short but very active, seeing action with the Spanish at Saint Vincent, the French off Martinique in 1780; the French in Chesapeake Bay in 1781 and 82; at St Kitts and the Battle of the Saints, 1782. But in 1785 she was sold out of service to a private buyer.