HMS Lion (1709)

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History
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Name: HMS Lion
Builder: Rosewell, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 20 January 1709
Fate: Sold, 1765
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 914 bm
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 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
General characteristics after 1738 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,068 bm
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 Lion was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the 1706 Establishment and launched on 20 January 1709.[1] Between 1710 and 1714 she was commanded by Galfridus Walpole.[3]

On 9 December 1735 orders were issued for Lion to be dismantled and rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Deptford, from where she was relaunched on 25 April 1738. She continued in service until 1765, when she was sold out of the navy.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.
  3. ^ "Galfridus Walpole (d. 1726)". ThreeDecks.org. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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.