HMS Nassau (1706)

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Name: HMS Nassau
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 9 January 1706
Fate: Sold, 1770
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1104 tons BM
Length: 150 ft 6 in (45.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1740 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1733 proposals 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1225 tons BM
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 5 in (13.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 9 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

70 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Nassau was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched on 9 January 1706.[1]

Orders were issued on 25 May 1736 directing Nassau to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Chatham, from where she was relaunched on 25 September 1740.[2]

Nassau was sold out of the navy in 1770.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.

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.