HMS Chichester (1753)
|Ordered:||12 July 1750|
|Launched:||4 June 1753|
|Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1803|
|General characteristics |
|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)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
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.
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.[Note 1]
Chichester served until 1803, when she was broken up.
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