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Wreck of the Somerset- 1778
The following selected narrative is from: Jennings, Herman A.: Provincetown orOdds and Ends From the Tip End. 1975. Peaked Hill Press. pages 70 to 72) About one mile westward from the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station, buried beneath the sands, lies the wreck of the English Frigate Somerset. This vessel has a history intimately connected with Provincetown. Authentic records give the information that she was a third rate frigate, built in Chatham dock-yards, England, and launched July 18th, 1748, and carried sixty-four guns, thirty-two, eighteen, and twelve pounders.