HMS Gloucester (1709)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Gloucester.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Gloucester
Builder: Burchett, Rotherhithe
Launched: 25 July 1709
Captured: 26 October 1709, by the French
Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Acquired: 26 October 1709
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 923 long tons (937.8 t)
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 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

HMS Gloucester was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe according to the 1706 Establishment, and launched on 25 July 1709.[1]

Gloucester's career with the Royal Navy was brief, for on 26 October 1709, she was captured by French forces off Cape Clear Island.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  2. ^ Ships of the Old Navy, Gloucester.

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.
  • Michael Phillips. Gloucester (60) (1709). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 30 July 2008.