HMS Prince of Orange (1734)
|Name:||HMS Prince of Orange|
|Ordered:||5 May 1729|
|Launched:||5 September 1734|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Length:||151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
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. 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.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p169.
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