HMS Superb (1760)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Superb
Ordered: 28 December 1757
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 12 April 1758
Launched: 27 October 1760
Commissioned: November 1760
Fate: Wrecked, 1783
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Bellona-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1612 tons (1637.9 tonnes)
Length: 168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
137 ft 11.25 in (42.0434 m) (keel)
Beam: 46 ft 10.5 in (14.288 m)
Draught: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Lower gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Superb was a 74-gun Bellona-class third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 October 1760 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

The Superb was Admiral Edward Hughes's flagship in India in 1782 during a notable series of engagements with the French under Suffren.

She was wrecked in 1783.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.

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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792; Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.