Essex-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Essex
Operators:  Royal Navy
Succeeded by: St Albans class
In service: 28 August 1760 - 1799
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:

158 ft (48 m) (gundeck)

129 ft 9 in (39.55 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft 2 in (13.46 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Essex, Africa

The Essex-class ships of the line were a class of two 64-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Wells and Stanton, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 31 January 1759
Launched: 28 August 1760
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1799
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Ordered: 31 January 1759
Launched: 1 August 1761
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1774

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.