HMS Elizabeth (1706)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Elizabeth.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Elizabeth
Builder: Stacey, Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 1 August 1706
Fate: Broken up, 1766
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1110 tons BM
Length: 150 ft 6 in (45.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft 11.75 in (12.5 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1737 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1224 tons BM
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 5 in (13.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 9 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Elizabeth was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard and launched on 1 August 1706.[1]

On 4 September 1733 orders were issued directing Elizabeth to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Chatham, from where she was relaunched on 29 November 1737.[2]

Elizabeth continued to serve until 1766, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.

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.