HMS Dorsetshire (1757)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Dorsetshire.
History
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Name: HMS Dorsetshire
Ordered: 19 January 1754
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 13 December 1757
Fate: Broken up, 1775
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1754 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1436
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 8 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Dorsetshire was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, amended in 1754, and launched on 13 December 1757.[1]

At the Action of 29 April 1758, Dorestshire defeated and captured French ship of the line Raisonnable in the Bay of Biscay.[2]

Dorsetshire served until 1775, when she was broken up.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 174.
  2. ^ "no. 9790". The London Gazette. 9 May 1758. p. 1. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

References[edit]

  • 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.