HMS Russell (1692)

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HMS Russell - The Capture of the 'Glorioso', 8 October 1747 (detail) BHC0371.jpg
HMS Russell
History
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Name: HMS Russell
Builder: Stigant, Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 3 June 1692
Fate: Sunk as breakwater, 1762
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,177
Length: 155 ft 6 in (47.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1709 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,294
Length: 156 ft (47.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 8 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1735 rebuild[3]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,350
Length: 158 ft (48.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 6 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 2 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Russell was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 3 June 1692.[1]

She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Rotherhithe, and was relaunched on 16 March 1709. Instead of mounting her 80 guns on two decks, as she had done as originally built, she now mounted them on three decks, but remained classified as a third rate.[2] On 4 February 1729 she was ordered to be taken to pieces and rebuilt to the 1719 Establishment at Deptford, from where she was relaunched on 8 September 1735.[3]

Russell was sunk as a breakwater in 1762.[3]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ 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.
The Capture of the 'Glorioso', 8 October 1747