HMS Guernsey (1696)

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History
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Name: HMS Guernsey
Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 1696
Fate: Sold, 1786
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 680 bm
Length: 131 ft 9 in (40.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 3 in (10.4 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1717 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 706 bm
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1740 rebuild[3]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 863 bm
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Guernsey was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Blackwall Yard in 1696.[1]

She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and was relaunched on 24 October 1717.[2] On 23 February 1737 orders were issued for Guernsey to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Chatham to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 11 August 1740, and remained in active service until 1769 when she was hulked.[3]

Guernsey was sold out of the navy in 1786.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 168.
  3. ^ 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.