HMS Newark (1695)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Newark
Builder: Frame, Hull
Launched: 3 June 1695
Fate: Broken up, 1787
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1216 bm
Length: 157 ft 1.5 in (47.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 10.5 in (12.8 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1717 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1283 bm
Length: 156 ft (47.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 8 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1747 rebuild[3]
Class & type: 1741 proposals 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1521 bm
Length: 161 ft (49.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft (14.0 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Newark was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Hull on 3 June 1695.[1]

She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Chatham Dockyard, and relaunched on 29 July 1717. During this rebuild an extra gundeck was added to make her a three-decker, instead of the two-decker as which she had been originally built. She continued to be classified as a third rate, however.[2] On 24 April 1741 she was ordered to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Chatham according to the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 27 August 1747.[3]

Newark continued to serve until 1787, when she was broken up.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p172.

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.