HMS Canterbury (1693)

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History
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Name: HMS Canterbury
Builder: Snelgrove, Deptford
Launched: 18 December 1693
Fate: Broken up, 1770
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 903
Length: 144 ft 9 in (44.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 1.5 in (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 7 in (4.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1722 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 964
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1744 rebuild[3]
Class and type: 1741 proposals 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,117 long tons (1,134.9 t)
Length: 147 ft (44.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft (12.8 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 1 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 58 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Canterbury was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Deptford on 18 December 1693.[1]

She was rebuilt at Portsmouth according to the 1719 Establishment, and was relaunched on 15 September 1722.[2] On 25 April 1741, she was ordered to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Plymouth Dockyard as a 58-gun fourth rate according to the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 5 February 1744.[3]

Canterbury was placed on harbour service in 1761, and was broken up in 1770.[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. 170.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 172.

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.