HMS Duchess (1679)

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Name: HMS Duchess
Builder: John Shish, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 1679
Renamed:
  • HMS Princess Anne, 1701
  • HMS Windsor Castle, 1702
  • HMS Blenheim, 1706
Fate: Broken up, 1763
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,546 long tons (1,570.8 t)
Length: 162 ft 8 in (49.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 45 ft 8 in (13.9 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 4 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1709 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,557 long tons (1,582.0 t)
Length: 162 ft 2.75 in (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2.25 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10.25 in (5.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Duchess was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by John Shish at Deptford Dockyard, and launched in 1679. She was renamed HMS Princess Anne in 1701, HMS Windsor Castle in 1702, and HMS Blenheim in 1706.[1]

In 1709 Blenheim was rebuilt at Woolwich Dockyard, remaining a 90-gun second rate. She continued to serve until 1763, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 162.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 166.

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.