HMS Dorsetshire (1757)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Dorsetshire.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Dorsetshire
Ordered: 19 January 1754
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 13 December 1757
Fate: Broken up, 1775
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1754 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,436 long tons (1,459.0 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 Dorsetshire 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, amended in 1754, and launched on 13 December 1757.[1]

Dorsetshire served until 1775, when she was broken up.[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.