HMS Portland (1744)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Portland.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Portland
Ordered: 24 April 1743
Builder: Snellgrove, Limehouse
Launched: 11 October 1744
Fate: Sold, 1763
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1741 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 974 long tons (989.6 t)
Length: 140 ft (42.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 2 12 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

50 guns:

  • Gundeck: 22 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Portland was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Limehouse according to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 11 October 1744.[1]

Portland served until 1763, when she was sold out of the navy.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.