HMS Pembroke (1733)

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Name: HMS Pembroke
Ordered: 8 September 1726
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 27 November 1733
Fate: Wrecked, 1749
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 956
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 5 in (5.0 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 Pembroke was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the dimensions of the 1719 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched on 27 November 1733.[1]

In April 1749, whilst near Fort St David, Pembroke, along with Namur and the hospital ship Apollo, was wrecked in a storm, with the loss of 330 of her crew, only 12 being saved.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.
  2. ^ Ships of the Old Navy, Pembroke.
  3. ^ "(untitled)". Lloyd's List (No.1479). Lloyd's of London. 30 January 1749. 

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.
  • Michael Phillips. Pembroke (60) (1733). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 1 August 2008.