HMS Hampshire (1653)

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Name: HMS Hampshire
Builder: Phineas Pett II, Deptford
Launched: 1653
Fate: Sunk, 26 August 1697
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: Fourth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 479 long tons (486.7 t)
Length: 101 ft 9 in (31.0 m) (keel)
Beam: 29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 8 in (3.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 38 guns (at launch); 46 guns (1677)
General characteristics after 1686 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 46-gun fourth-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 489 long tons (496.8 t)
Length: 118 ft (36.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 30 ft 2 in (9.2 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 8 in (3.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 46 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Hampshire was a 38-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Phineas Pett II at Deptford, and launched in 1653. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 46 guns.[1]

In 1686 Hampshire was rebuilt at Deptford Dockyard as a 46-gun fourth-rate ship of the line. She was sunk in action on 26 August 1697[2] during the Battle of Hudson's Bay.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.

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.