HMS Portland (1693)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Portland.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Portland
Builder: Lawrence, Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 28 March 1693
Fate: Broken up, 1743
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 636 long tons (646.2 t)
Length: 125 ft 6 in (38.3 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1723 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 772 long tons (784.4 t)
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 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 Portland was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Woolwich Dockyard on 28 March 1693.[1]

She was rebuilt according to the 1719 Establishment at Portsmouth, and was relaunched on 25 February 1723.

On 17 March 1709, Portland recaptured Coventry, which the 54-gun Auguste and the 54-gun Jason (1704) had captured in September 1704.[3]

Portland was broken up in 1743.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.
  2. ^ Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.
  3. ^ Roche (2005), pp.134 and 57.
  4. ^ Colledge, p. 274

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