HMS Anson (1747)

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Name: HMS Anson
Ordered: 6 August 1745
Builder: Ewer, Bursledon
Launched: 10 October 1747
Fate: Sold, 1773
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1745 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Length: 150 ft (45.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft 8 in (13.0 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6-pounders
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounders

HMS Anson was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Bursledon by Philemon Ewer[2] to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 10 October 1747.[1]

Anson served until 1773, when she was sold out of the navy.[1]

Today, a model of the ship appears on a monument to Ewer in Bursledon parish church.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p173.
  2. ^ a b British History Online, Bursledon.

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