HMS Dunkirk (1651)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Dunkirk and HMS Worcester.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Worcester
Builder: Burrell II, Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 1651
Renamed: HMS Dunkirk, 1660
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 48-gun third rate frigate
Tons burthen: 662 long tons (672.6 t)
Length: 112 ft (34.1 m) (keel)
Beam: 32 ft 8 in (10.0 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 48 guns (at launch); 60 guns (1677)
General characteristics after 1704 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 906 long tons (920.5 t)
Length: 141 ft 6 in (43.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 3 in (11.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 7.5 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1734 rebuild[3]
Class & type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 966 long tons (981.5 t)
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

60 guns:

  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

Worcester was a 48-gun third rate frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched in 1651.[1]

After the Restoration in 1660, she was renamed HMS Dunkirk. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 60 guns.[1] In 1704 she underwent a rebuild at Blackwall Yard, relaunching as a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line.[2] On 12 September 1729 Dunkirk was ordered to be taken to pieces at Portsmouth, and rebuilt as a 60-gun fourth rate to the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 3 September 1734.[3]

Dunkirk was broken up in 1749.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 159.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.

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.