HMS Portsmouth (1650)
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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Portsmouth.
A port-quarter view portrait of the ‘Portsmouth’, 48-gun fourth-rate, built 1650, blown up 1689. (Willem van de Velde, ca. 1675)
|Fate:||Blown up, 1689|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Fourth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||422 long tons (428.8 t)|
|Length:||99 ft (30.2 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||28 ft 4 in (8.6 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft 8 in (3.9 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Armament:||38 guns (at launch); 46 guns (1677)|
By 1677 her armament had been increased to 46 guns. Portsmouth was blown up in action in 1689.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.
- 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.
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