Exeter-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Exeter
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: St Albans class
Succeeded by: Ardent class
In service: 26 July 1763 – 1816
Completed: 4
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 158 ft 9 in (48.39 m) (gundeck)
  • 129 ft 9 in (39.55 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 64 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4-pounders
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9-pounders
Notes: Ships in class include: Exeter, Europa, Trident, Prudent

The Exeter-class ships of the line were a class of four 64-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by William Bateley.

Design[edit]

The draught for Exeter was based upon the Richmond-class frigates of 1757.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Henniker, Chatham
Ordered: 13 January 1760
Launched: 26 July 1764
Fate: Burned, 1785
Builder: Adams, Lepe, Hampshire
Ordered: 16 December 1761
Launched: 21 April 1765
Fate: Broken up, 1814
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Ordered: 4 December 1762
Launched: 20 April 1768
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1816
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Ordered: 7 January 1762
Launched: 28 September 1768
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1814

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.