HMS Portsmouth (1650)

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Portsmouth, 48-gun fourth-rate, built 1650, by Willem van de Velde.jpg
A port-quarter view portrait of the Portsmouth (Willem van de Velde, ca. 1675)
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Name: Portsmouth
Builder: Eastwood, Portsmouth
Launched: 1650
Fate: Blown up, 1689
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Fourth-rate frigate
Length: 99 ft (30.2 m) (keel)
Beam: 28 ft 4 in (8.6 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 8 in (3.9 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 38 guns (at launch); 46 guns (1677)

Portsmouth was a 38-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Portsmouth, and launched in 1650.[1]

By 1677 her armament had been increased to 46 guns. Portsmouth was blown up in action in 1689.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.


  • 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.