HMS Ajax (1767)
HMS Ajax sailing into Portsmouth Harbour with a view of Southsea Castle.
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||4 December 1762|
|Launched:||23 December 1767|
|Fate:||Sold out of the service, 1785|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||74-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1615 tons (1640.9 tonnes)|
|Length:||167 ft 10 in (51.16 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 5 in (14.45 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 3 in (6.17 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Ajax was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 December 1767 at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was designed by William Bateley, and was the only ship built to her draught.
She was sold in 1785.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 177.
- 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.
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