HMS Plymouth (1653)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Plymouth
Builder: Taylor, Wapping
Launched: 1653
Fate: Foundered, 1705
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: Speaker-class frigate
Tons burthen: 742 long tons (753.9 t)
Length: 116 ft (35.4 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 8 in (10.6 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 1705 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 60-gun fourth-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 897 long tons (911.4 t)
Length: 140 ft 5 in (42.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 3 in (11.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 7 in (4.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Plymouth was a 52-gun third-rate Speaker-class frigate, built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England and launched at Wapping in 1653.[1] By 1677 her armament had been increased to 60 guns.[1]

Plymouth was rebuilt at Blackwall Yard in 1705 as a 60-gun fourth-rate ship of the line.[2] She sunk later that year and was lost.[2]

Notes[edit]

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

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.