HMS Thunderer (1760)
Model of a 74-gun ship, 3rd rate, circa 1760. Thought to be either HMS Hercules or HMS Thunderer from 1760.
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||15 July 1756|
|Launched:||19 March 1760|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Hercules-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1609 tons (1634.8 tonnes)|
|Length:||166 ft 6 in (50.75 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Thunderer was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 March 1760 at Woolwich. She earned a battle honour in a single-ship action off Cadiz with the French ship Achille (64 guns) in 1761, during the Seven Years' War.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- 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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