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HMS Hampshire (1653)

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Royal Navy EnsignEngland
NameHMS Hampshire
BuilderPhineas Pett II, Deptford
FateSunk, 26 August 1697
General characteristics as built
Class and typeFourth-rate frigate
Tons burthen479
Length101 ft 9 in (31.0 m) (keel)
Beam29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)
Depth of hold12 ft 8 in (3.9 m)
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament38 guns (at launch); 46 guns (1677)
General characteristics after 1686 rebuild
Class and type46-gun fourth-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen489
Length118 ft (36.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam30 ft 2 in (9.2 m)
Depth of hold11 ft 8 in (3.6 m)
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament46 guns of various weights of shot
Commodore Richard Beach and Dutch Admiral Van Ghent in a joint task force destroy six Barbary ships near Cape Spartel, Morocco, 17 August 1670, Hampshire is the centre right ship shown

HMS Hampshire was a 38-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Phineas Pett II at Deptford, and launched in 1653. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 46 guns.[1]

In 1686 Hampshire was rebuilt at Deptford Dockyard as a 46-gun fourth-rate ship of the line. She was sunk in action on 26 August 1697 in the waters of Hudson Bay off York Factory. Manitoba.[2] during the Battle of Hudson's Bay.


  1. ^ Lavery 2003, p. 159.
  2. ^ Lavery 2003, p. 163.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Vol. 1. Conway Maritime Press. p. 224. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.