HMS Shrewsbury (1758)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Shrewsbury.
History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Shrewsbury
Ordered: 31 October 1755
Builder: Wells & Company, Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 14 January 1756
Launched: 23 February 1758
Commissioned: March 1758
Fate: Scuttled off Jamaica, 1783
General characteristics
Class and type: Dublin-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1594 3194 bm
Length:
  • 166 ft 1 in (50.62 m) (gundeck)
  • 135 ft 2.5 in (41.212 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 550
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Shrewsbury was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 February 1758 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

In 1783, she was condemned and scuttled.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winfield 2007, p. 58
  2. ^ Ships of the Old Navy, Shrewsbury.

References[edit]

  • Michael Phillips. Shrewsbury (74) (1758). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 31 August 2008.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792. London: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1844157006.