HMS Chester (1691)

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Name: HMS Chester
Builder: Lawrence, Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 21 March 1691
Captured: 1707
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 663
Length: 125 ft 1 in (38.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 4 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 10.25 in (4.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Chester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched 21 March 1691 at Woolwich Dockyard.[1]

She was captured by the French at the Battle at The Lizard on 21 October 1707.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 164.


  • 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.