HMS Harwich (1743)

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HMS Harwich was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Harwich, and launched on 22 December 1743.

Her captain, William Adams, was killed in 1748 during Edward Boscawen's unsuccessful siege of Pondicherry during the War of the Austrian Succession.

At some point around in 1757 or shortly before, Harwich captured the Maria Louisa Magdalena, Messagere, and Comte de Maurepas. She shared the prize money, by agreement, with Torbay and Rochester.

Harwich was wrecked in 1760.

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