HMS Boyne (1692)

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Name: HMS Boyne
Builder: Harding, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 21 May 1692
Fate: Broken up, 1763
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 80-gun third-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,160 tons BM
Length: 157 ft (47.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 3 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 3 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1708 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 80-gun third-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,301 tons BM
Length: 156 ft (47.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 8 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1739 rebuild[3]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 80-gun third-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,390
Length: 158 ft (48.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 45 ft 5 in (13.8 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 7 in (5.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Boyne was an 80-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Deptford Dockyard on 21 May 1692.[1]

She was rebuilt to the 1706 Establishment at Blackwall Yard, mounting her guns on three instead of her original two gundecks, though she was still classified as a third rate. She was relaunched from Blackwall on 26 March 1708.[2] Her second rebuild took place at Deptford, where she was reconstructed according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and relaunched on 28 May 1739.[3]

The Boyne was part of Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon's fleet and took part in the expedition to Cartagena de Indias during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Boyne was broken up in 1763.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 167.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 170.

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.