HMS Superb (1760)
|Ordered:||28 December 1757|
|Laid down:||12 April 1758|
|Launched:||27 October 1760|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Bellona-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||161214⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||46 ft 10.5 in (14.288 m)|
|Draught:||21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
On 20 June 1783 the Superb took part in the Battle of Cuddalore before returning to Bombay for copper sheathing along her hull. On 7 November she developed a severe leak through the sheathing into the bilge, and sank in Tellicherry Roads off the Bombay coast, with the loss of all hands.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- Winfield 2007, p.63
- “The Navy Day by Day”, 5 November
- Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line – Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650–1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851772528.
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792. London: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781844157006.
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