HMS Deptford (1732)

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Name: HMS Deptford
Ordered: 3 May 1726
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 22 August 1732
Fate: Sold, 1767
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1951 (bm)
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
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9-pounder guns
  • QD: 8 × 6-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Deptford was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the dimensions of the 1719 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 22 August 1732.[1]

In 1752, she was cut down to a 50-gun ship.

On 31 January 1759 Montagu and Deptford chased a French privateer that Montagu captured the next day. The privateer was Marquis de Martigny, of Granville. She had a crew of 104 men under the command of M. Le Crouse, and was armed with twenty 6-pounder guns.[2]

In 1761 Deptford sailed to Jamaica carrying a timekeeper built by John Harrison, as a part of a series of experiments to determine longitude at sea.


Deptford was sold out of the navy in 1767.[1]

Citations and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, B., Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 170.
  2. ^ "No. 9872". The London Gazette. 20 February 1759. p. 1.
  • 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.