HMS Albemarle (1680)

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Name: HMS Albemarle
Builder: Betts, Harwich
Launched: 1680
Renamed: HMS Union, 1704
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,395 long tons (1,417.4 t)
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.5 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 7.5 in (6.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1704 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,557 long tons (1,582.0 t)
Length: 163 ft 6 in (49.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 4 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1726 rebuild[3]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,578 long tons (1,603.3 t)
Length: 164 ft (50.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10 in (5.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32-pounders
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 6-pounders
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounders

HMS Albemarle was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1680 at Harwich.[1]

She was rebuilt in 1704 at Chatham Dockyard, remaining a 90-gun second rater. She was also renamed HMS Union at this time.[2] She underwent a second rebuild at Chatham, from where she was relaunched on 8 February 1726 as a 90-gun second rater built to the 1719 Establishment.[3]

Union was broken up in 1749.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 162.
  2. ^ a b Lavery The Ship of the Line; vol. 1, p. 166.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 169.

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.