HMS Devonshire (1692)

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Devonshire exploding
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Name: HMS Devonshire
Builder: Wyatt, Bursledon
Launched: 5 April 1692
Fate: Blown up in action, 1707
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,158 long tons (1,176.6 t)
Length: 154 ft (46.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1704 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,220 long tons (1,239.6 t)
Length: 156 ft (47.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft 1.5 in (12.8 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Devonshire was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Bursledon on 5 April 1692.[1]

She was rebuilt at Woolwich Dockyard in 1704, but was blown up in action in 1707 during the Battle at The Lizard.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.

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.