HMS Boyne (1766)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Boyne.
History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Boyne
Ordered: 13 May 1758
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Launched: 31 May 1766
Fate: Broken up, 1783
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1754 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1426
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 8 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Boyne was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Plymouth Dockyard to the draught specified in the 1745 Establishment as amended in 1754, and launched on 31 May 1766.[1]

Boyne served until 1783, when she was broken up.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 174.

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.