HMS Nonsuch (1741)

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Nonsuch (1741) RMG J3970.jpg
Drawing showing the body plan, sheer lines, and longitudinal half-breadth for the Nonsuch
History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Nonsuch
Ordered: 28 April 1740
Builder: Quallet, Rotherhithe
Launched: 29 December 1741
Fate: Broken up, 1766
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 852
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 Nonsuch was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Rotherhithe, and launched on 29 December 1741.[1]

Nonsuch served until 1766, when she was broken up.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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