Elizabeth-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Elizabeth
Operators:  Royal Navy
 French Navy
Preceded by: Albion class
Succeeded by: Royal Oak class
In service: 17 October 1769 – 1817
Completed: 8
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
139 ft 3 38 in (42.453 m) (keel)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders
Notes: Ships in class include: Elizabeth, Resolution, Cumberland, Berwick, Bombay Castle, Powerful, Defiance, Swiftsure

The Elizabeth-class ships of the line were a class of eight 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Ships[edit]

Ships of the Elizabeth class
Name Builder Ordered Launched Fate
HMS Elizabeth Portsmouth Dockyard 6 November 1765 17 October 1769 Broken up, 1797
HMS Resolution Deptford Dockyard 16 September 1766 12 April 1770 Broken up, 1813
HMS Cumberland Deptford Dockyard 8 June 1768 29 March 1774 Broken up, 1804
HMS Berwick Portsmouth Dockyard 12 October 1768 18 April 1775 Wrecked, 1805
HMS Bombay Castle Perry, Blackwall Yard 14 July 1779 14 June 1782 Wrecked, 1796
HMS Powerful Perry, Blackwall Yard 8 July 1780 3 April 1783 Broken up, 1812
HMS Defiance Randall, Rotherhithe 11 July 1780 10 December 1783 Broken up, 1817
HMS Swiftsure Wells, Deptford 19 June 1782 4 April 1787 Broken up, 1816

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line – Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650–1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.