'Letters from Chatham mention, that Orders are received at the Yard, to take his Majestry's Ship Monmouth, of 64 Guns, to Pieces, being judged unfit for further Service. This Ship was esteemed the best Sailer in the whole Navy, had a principal Share in the Actions fought by the Admirals Anson and Hawke, against the French in the Bay of Biscay, when commanded by that brave Office, the late Admiral Harrison, in the War preceding the last; was in the late War in several Actions, commanded by the Captains Gardiner and Hervey, the former of whom was killed on board, when engaged singly with the Foudroyant of 80 Guns. She was so exact a Model, and always saild so extremely well, that she never gave Chance to any Ship that she did not come up with.' The Public Advertiser, Monday, 8 June 1767, p. 2b 'Letters from Chatham mention, that Orders were received, by Express from the Admiralty, at that Yard, not to break up the Monmouth Man of War, of 70 Guns, as was formerly ordered, but to take her into Dock and re-survey her, and reduce her to a 60 Gun Ship. This was in consequence of a Representation of the Officers, who sailed in her at the engaging and taking of the Foudroyant French Man of War, of 80 Guns, last War, of her being a prime Sailer, and the only Ship in the British Navy that was a Match for the best-sailing Ship in the French Navy, as may appear by the many Captures made by the Capatains Harrison, Gardiner, Stors [sic], and the Hon. Mr. Hervey, during their several Commands the last and former Wars.' The Public Advertiser, Wednesday, 22 July 1767, p. 2b 'Last Tuesday being Prince George's Birth-Day, in the Evening a Silver Cup of 25 Guineas Value, given by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, was row'd for by seven Pair of Oars, from Whitehall to Putney-Bridge, and won by one Masterman, who plyes at Paul's-Wharf, and Meads of Whitehall-Stairs. Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princes, &c. were in their Barge on the Thames to see the same. His Royal Highness order'd five Guineas to be given to the Oars that lost.' The London Evening Post, Tuesday, 24 May 1748, 1b 'Navy Office, June 11, 1759. ... 'Notice is hereby given to the Officers and Company of His Majesty's Ship Monmouth, who were actually on Board at the taking the Foudroyant French Ship of War, that they will be paid their respective Shares of the Bounty for taking the said Prize, on Board her on her Arrival at Portsmouth or Plymouth: The Shares not then demanded may be received on the third Tuesday in every Month for three Years, at the French Horn in Crutched Fryers.' London Gazette, Saturday, 23 June 1759, p. 3a