HMS Henrietta (1654)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Langport
Builder: Bright, Horsleydown
Launched: 1654
Renamed: HMS Henrietta, 1660
Fate: Wrecked, 1689
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Speaker-class frigate
Tons burthen: 781 long tons (793.5 t)
Length: 116 ft (35.4 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 7 in (10.8 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns (at launch); 62 guns (1677)

Langport was a 50-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Horsleydown, and launched in 1654.[1]

After the Restoration in 1660, she was renamed HMS Henrietta. By 1677 her armament had risen to 62 guns. Henrietta was wrecked in 1689.[1]

Notes[edit]

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

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.