HMS Dreadnought (1691)

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History
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Name: HMS Dreadnought
Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 1691
Fate: Broken up, 1748
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 852
Length: 142 ft (43.3 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft 5.5 in (11.1 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 6 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1706 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 911
Length: 142 ft 10.5 in (43.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 1 in (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Dreadnought was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Blackwall Yard in 1691. She was reduced to a fourth rate in 1697.[1]

Dreadnought was rebuilt at Blackwall in 1706 as a fourth rate of 60 guns. She was enlarged in 1722, and converted into a hulk in 1740. She continued to serve in this role until 1748, when she was broken up.[2]

She was captained from 1716 to 1718 by Sir Tancred Robinson.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 167.
  3. ^ "Sir Tancred Robinson (d. 1754)". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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.