HMS St David (1667)

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St David, 54-gun fourth-rate, built 1667, sunk 1690, by Willem van de Velde.jpg
‘St David’, 54-gun fourth-rate, built 1667, sunk 1690. Only the foremost gun deck port is shown. (Willem van de Velde, 1675)]]
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Name: HMS St David
Builder: Furzer, Lydney
Launched: 1667
Fate: Wrecked, 1690
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 54-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 685 tons (696 tonnes)
Length: 107 ft (33 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 9 in (10.59 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 54 guns of various weights of shot

HMS St David was a 54-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched in 1667 at Lydney.[1]

She foundered in Portsmouth Harbour in 1690[1] and was raised in 1691 under the supervision of Edmund Dummer, Surveyor of the Navy.[2]

The ship was later hulked and finally sold in 1713.


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p161.
  2. ^ MacDougall, Philip (September 2004). "Edmund Dummer". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 


  • 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.