HMS Orford (1749)

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History
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Name: HMS Orford
Ordered: 31 August 1745
Builder:
Laid down: 24 February 1746
Launched: 15 November 1749
Commissioned: March 1755
Fate: Sunk as a breakwater, Sheerness, 1783
General characteristics
Class and type: 1745 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,414 5694 (bm)
Length:
  • 160 ft 2 in (48.8 m) (gundeck)
  • 131 ft 4 in (40.0 m) (keel)
Beam: 45 ft 0 in (13.7 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 520
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Orford was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched in 1749.[1]

Orford was placed on harbour service in 1777, and in 1783 she was sunk to form part of a breakwater.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winfield 2007, p.53

References[edit]

  • Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Seaforth. ISBN 9781844157006.