HMS Colchester (1707)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Colchester
Builder: Allin, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 13 February 1707
Fate: Broken up, 1742
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 682 long tons (692.9 t)
Length: 130 ft 6 in (39.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 5 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 12 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1721 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1719 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 756 long tons (768.1 t)
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 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 Colchester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard and launched on 13 February 1707.[1]

She underwent a rebuild at Chatham according to the 1719 Establishment, and was relaunched on 26 October 1721. Colchester served until 1742, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 166.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 170.

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.