HMS Monck (1659)

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Name: HMS Monck
Builder: Tippetts, Portsmouth
Launched: 1659
Fate: Wrecked, 1720
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 52-gun third rate frigate
Tons burthen: 703 long tons (714.3 t)
Length: 107 ft (32.6 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 6 in (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 52 guns (at launch); 60 guns (1677)
General characteristics after 1702 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 807 long tons (819.9 t)
Length: 137 ft 6.5 in (41.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft 5.5 in (11.1 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 5.25 in (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Monck was a 52-gun third rate frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Portsmouth, and launched in 1659. She retained her name after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 60 guns.[1]

Monck was rebuilt at Greenland South Dockyard,[3] Rotherhithe in 1702 as a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line. She was wrecked in 1720.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ Rankin, Stuart (July 2004). Shipyards, Granaries and Wharves, Maritime Rotherhithe, History Walk B. London: Southwark Council. ISBN 0-905849-37-X. 

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.