HMS Dreadnought (1742)

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Name: HMS Dreadnought
Ordered: 5 December 1740
Builder: Wells, Deptford
Launched: 23 June 1742
Fate: Sold, 1784
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1093 (bm)
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9-pounder guns
  • QD: 8 × 6-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Dreadnought was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Deptford, and was launched on 23 June 1742.[1]

Dreadnought served until 1784, when she was sold out of the service.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 171.

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.