HMS Severn (1747)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Severn.
History
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Name: HMS Severn
Ordered: 17 March 1746
Builder: John Barnard, Harwich
Laid down: April 1746
Launched: 10 July 1747
Commissioned: July 1747
In service:
  • 1747-1749
  • 1752-1756
Fate: Sold, Chatham Dockyard, 1759
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1745 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Length: 150 ft (45.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft 8 in (13.0 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Severn was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Harwich to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 10 July 1747.[1]

Severn served until 1759, when she was sold out of the navy.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p173.

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.