HMS Exeter (1697)

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History
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Name: HMS Exeter
Builder: Bagwell, Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 26 May 1697
Fate: Broken up, 1763
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 949
Length: 148 ft (45.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 2 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
General characteristics after 1744 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1068
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 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Exeter was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 26 May 1697.[1]

She was involved in repeated actions against the French, in 1702 off Newfoundland, and in 1705 when she captured the frigate Thétis. She was in the Mediterranean in 1711, and at the Battle of Quiberon Bay. She was rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Plymouth, and relaunched on 19 March 1744. She was at the Siege of Pondicherry in 1748. Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood briefly served aboard her.

Exeter continued to serve until 1763, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.

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.