English ship Repulse (1596)

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History
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Name: Repulse
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: c.1 March 1596
Fate: Broken up, 1649
General characteristics as built
Class and type: 40-48 gun ship
Tons burthen: 622
Length: 105 ft (32 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 38 principal guns, plus 4 smaller anti-personnel guns
General characteristics after 1610 rebuild[1]
Class and type: 40-gun Great ship
Tons burthen: 657 tons (667.5 tonnes)
Length: 108 ft (33 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 34 principal guns, plus 6 smaller anti-personnel guns

Repulse,[Note 1] sometimes written as Due Repulse, was a 40/48-gun ship of the English Tudor navy, launched in 1596.

Repulse was rebuilt in 1610 as a great ship of 34 principal guns, plus 6 smaller anti-personnel guns.[1] She was broken up in 1649.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 'HMS' prefix was not used until the middle of the 18th century, but is sometimes applied retrospectively

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p158.

Bibliography

  • 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.