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NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 18.
a Number of hired vessels about 64.
NOTES TO ABSTRACT, No. 19.
a The Queen-Charlotte, built from the draught of the ship of the same name, accidentally burnt in the year 1800. See vol. iii, p. 9. Hence, a british first-rate is launched in 1810, which was designed in 1779 or 1780. Surely, it is sufficient to perpetuate the name, without the faults, of an old ship. The first QueenCharlotte was never an extraordinary sailer, and her lowerdeck ports were only four feet and a half from the water: the inconvenience she suffered on that account, in the action of the 29th of May, 1794, may be seen stated at vol. i.