HMS Exeter (1763)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Exeter
Ordered: 13 January 1761
Builder: Henniker, Chatham
Launched: 26 July 1763
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Burned, 1784
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Exeter-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,340 tons
Length: 158 ft 9 in (48.39 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Exeter was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 July 1763 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

In 1782, Exeter was involved in the battles of Sadras, Providien, Negapatam and Trincomalee, and the Battle of Cuddalore in 1783.[citation needed]

In 1784 she was found to be unseaworthy, and was burned.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p178.

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.

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