HMS Stirling Castle (1705)

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Name: HMS Stirling Castle
Builder: Rosewell, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 21 September 1705
Fate: Broken up, 1771
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,122 long tons (1,140.0 t)
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 6 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1723 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,138 long tons (1,156.3 t)
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

70 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Stirling Castle was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 21 September 1705.[1]

On 12 March 1720 orders were issued directing her to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1719 Establishment at Woolwich, from where she was relaunched on 23 April 1723.[2]

Stirling Castle was converted into a hulk in 1739, and continued to serve in that role until 1771, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p169.

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.