HMS Royal Oak (1769)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Royal Oak.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Royal Oak
Ordered: 16 November 1765
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Laid down: May 1766
Launched: 13 November 1769
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1815
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Royal Oak-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1606 tons (1631.8 tonnes)
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Royal Oak was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 13 November 1769 at Plymouth.[1]

She fought at the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781.

Royal Oak was converted for use as a prison ship in 1796, and was broken up in 1815.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.

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.