HMS Chichester (1753)

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Name: HMS Chichester
Ordered: 12 July 1750
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 4 June 1753
Honours and
awards:
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"
Fate: Broken up, 1803
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1750 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1401 (bm)
Length: 160 ft (48.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 9 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 6 in (5.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 26 ×  32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 ×  18-pounder guns
  • QD: 12 ×  9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 4 ×  9-pounder guns

HMS Chichester was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard to the standard draught for 70-gun ships as specified in the 1745 Establishment amended in 1750, and launched on 4 June 1753.[1]

Because Chichester served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[2][Note 1]

Chichester served until 1803, when she was broken up.[1]

Notes, citations, and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A first-class share of the prize money awarded in April 1823 was worth £34 2s 4d; a fifth-class share, that of a seaman, was worth 3s 11½d. The amount was small as the total had to be shared between 79 vessels and the entire army contingent.[3]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 174.
  2. ^ "No. 21077". The London Gazette. 15 March 1850. pp. 791–792. 
  3. ^ "No. 17915". The London Gazette. 3 April 1823. p. 633. 

References

  • 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.