HMS Chester (1708)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Chester.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Chester
Builder: Rosewell, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 18 October 1708
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 704 bm
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

50 guns:

  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Chester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the 1706 Establishment of dimensions, and launched on 18 October 1708.[1] Chester was placed on harbour service in 1743 and was broken up in 1749.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 168.

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.