HMS Rochester (1693)

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Name: HMS Rochester
Builder: Lee, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 1693
Fate: Broken up, 1748
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 607 bm
Length: 125 ft 5 in (38.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 32 ft 8 in (10.0 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1716 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 756 bm
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 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 Rochester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Chatham Dockyard in 1693.[1]

She was rebuilt to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and was relaunched on 19 March 1716. In 1744 she was renamed HMS Maidstone, and converted for use as a hospital ship. Maidstone was broken up in 1748.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.

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.