HMS Terrible (1762)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Terrible
Ordered: 8 January 1761
Builder: Barnard, Harwich
Launched: 4 September 1762
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Burned, 1781
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Ramillies-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1644
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft 11 in (14.30 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 Terrible was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 4 September 1762 at Harwich, England.[1]

In 1778 she fought at the First Battle of Ushant, and in 1781 Terrible was part of Sir Thomas Graves' fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake. During the course of the battle, she took heavy damage, and was scuttled by burning after the battle had ended.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p177.
  2. ^ Larrabee, Harold A (1964). Decision at the Chesapeake. New York: Clarkson N. Potter. p. 220-222. OCLC 426234. 

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.