HMS Plymouth (1708)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Plymouth
Builder: Lock, Devonport Dockyard (then called Plymouth-Dock)
Launched: 25 May 1708
Fate: Broken up, 1764
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 922 (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 (GD): 24 × 24-pounder guns
Upper gundeck (UGD): 26 × 9-pounder guns
QD: 8 × 6-pounder guns

Fc: 2 × 6-pounder guns
General characteristics after 1722 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 954 (bm)
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns:

GD: 24 × 24-pounder guns
UGD: 26 × 9-pounder guns
QD: 8 × 6-pounder guns

Fc: 2 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Plymouth was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Devonport Dockyard (Devonport then known as Plymouth-Dock) to the 1706 Establishment of dimensions, and launched on 25 May 1708.[1]

Orders were issued on 26 May 1720 directing Plymouth to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1719 Establishment at Chatham, from where she was relaunched on 2 August 1722. Plymouth remained in service until she was broken up in 1764.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.

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.