HMS Colchester (1694)

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Name: HMS Colchester
Ordered: 1693
Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 1694
Fate: Foundered in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall, 1704
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 696
Length: 131 ft 4 in (40.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 3 in (10.4 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 7 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Colchester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched at Blackwall Yard in 1694.[1] She foundered at Whitesand Bay, Sennen Cove on 16 January 1704 with the loss of approximately one hundred lives.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 164.
  2. ^ Larn, Richard; Larn, Bridget (1997). Shipwreck Index of the British Isles. London: Lloyd's Register of Shipping. 


  • 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.