HMS Shrewsbury (1758)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Shrewsbury.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Shrewsbury
Ordered: 31 October 1755
Builder: Wells, Deptford
Launched: 23 February 1758
Fate: Scuttled, 1783
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Dublin-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1594
Length: 165 ft 6 in (50.44 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 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 Shrewsbury was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 February 1758 at Deptford.[1]

In 1783, she was condemned and scuttled.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
  2. ^ Ships of the Old Navy, Shrewsbury.

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.
  • Michael Phillips. Shrewsbury (74) (1758). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 31 August 2008.