HMS Fairfax (1653)
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|Builder:||John Taylor, Chatham|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Speaker-class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||756 long tons (768.1 t)|
|Length:||118 ft (36.0 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||34 ft 9 in (10.6 m)|
|Depth of hold:||14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||52 guns of various weights of shot|
HMS Fairfax was a 52-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate, built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by John Taylor at Chatham and launched in 1653. She retained her name after the Restoration in 1660.
Fairfax was wrecked in 1682.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.
- 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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