HMS Terrible (1762)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||8 January 1761|
|Launched:||4 September 1762|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Ramillies-class ship of the line|
|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)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
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.
- 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.
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