HMS Foresight (1650)

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Name: Foresight
Ordered: 24 December 1649
Builder: Jonas Shish, Deptford
Launched: 1650
Fate: Wrecked, 4 July 1698
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Fourth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 522
Length: 102 ft (31.1 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft 1 in (9.5 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 9 in (3.9 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 40 guns (1660); 48 guns (1677)

Foresight was a 40-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Deptford, and launched in 1650. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 48 guns.[1]

Foresight was wrecked in 1698.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p160.


  • 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.