HMS Lichfield (1695)

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History
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Name: HMS Lichfield
Ordered: 16 November 1693
Builder: William Stignant, Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 4 February 1695
Out of service: February 1715
Fate: Broken up, 1744
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 682
Length: 130 ft 3 in (39.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 7.5 in (10.6 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1730 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 50-gun fourth-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 756
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 m)
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 Lichfield was a 50-gun fourth-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched on 4 February 1695.[note 1][3]

She underwent a rebuild according to the 1719 Establishment at Plymouth, and was relaunched on 25 March 1730. Lichfield continued in service until 1744, when she was broken up.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. J. Colledge's Ships of the Royal Navy and Brian Lavery's The Ship of the Line list a launch year of 1694, but later research by Rif Winfield and James Goss indicates a date of 4 February 1695.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.
  3. ^ Winfield, The 50-gun Ship

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.
  • Rif Winfield, The 50-gun Ship, Chatham Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1-86176-025-6
  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.