HMS Burford (1757)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Burford
Ordered: 19 January 1754
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 1757
Fate: Sold, 1785
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1754 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,424 long tons (1,446.9 t)
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 8 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

70 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Burford was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment as amended in 1754, and launched in 1757.[1]

Burford was sold out of the navy in 1785.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 174.

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.