HMS Prince of Orange (1734)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: HMS Prince of Orange
Ordered: 5 May 1729
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 5 September 1734
Fate: Sold, 1810
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1128
Length: 151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Prince of Orange was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the 1719 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 5 September 1734.[1]

In 1748, Prince of Orange was cut down to a 60-gun ship, a role in which it remained until being converted into a sheer hulk in 1772. After nearly 40 years service in this capacity, it was finally sold out of the navy in 1810.[1] The Prince of Orange was part of the British Fleet at the capture of Louisbourg in 1758. David Ramsay, fur trader, revolutionary War soldier, and Indian-killer was a crew member of Prince of Orange at both the battle of Louisbourg and battle of Quebec.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p169.

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.