HMS Sandwich (1679)

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History
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Name: HMS Sandwich
Builder: Betts, Harwich
Launched: 1679
Honours and
awards:
BEACHY HEAD 1690, BARFLEUR 1692, BELLEISLE 1761
Fate: Broken up, 1770
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,395
Length: 161 ft 6 in (49.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 6 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 3 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1712 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,573
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft (14.3 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Sandwich was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1679 at Harwich.[1]

At the battle of Barfleur, she failed to anchor during the flood tide at evening and as a result was swept through the French fleet taking several raking shots with the captain Antony Hastings being killed. [3]

She underwent a rebuild at Chatham Dockyard, from where she was relaunched on 21 April 1712 as a 90-gun second rate built to the 1706 Establishment. Sandwich was broken up in 1770.[2]

From March 1720 - November 1721, William Smellie, who became a man-midwife and the 'master of British midwifery', 'it seems certain' was naval surgeon on HMS Sandwich.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p162.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ Philip Aubrey 1979 The Defeat of James Stuart's Armada 1692 p101 ISBN 0 7185 1168 9
  4. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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.