HMS Montagu (1654)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Montague.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Lyme
Builder: Tippetts, Portsmouth
Launched: 1654
Renamed: HMS Montagu, 1660
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: Speaker-class frigate
Tons burthen: 764 bm
Length: 117 ft (35.7 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 2 in (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 52 guns (at launch); 62 guns (1677)
General characteristics after 1698 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 905 bm
Length: 143 ft 10 in (43.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 37 ft 8 in (11.5 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 4 in (4.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1716 rebuild[3]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 920 bm
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

Lyme was a 52-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Portsmouth, and launched in 1654.[1]

After the Restoration in 1660 she was renamed HMS Montagu. She was widened in 1675[1] and underwent her first rebuild in 1698 at Woolwich Dockyard as a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line.[2] Her second rebuild took place at Portsmouth Dockyard, from where she was relaunched on 26 July 1716 as a 60-gun fourth rate to the 1706 Establishment.[3]

The Montagu was broken up in 1749.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.

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.