HMS Tilbury (1733)

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Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Tilbury
Ordered: 15 December 1726
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 2 June 1733
Fate: Burnt, 1742
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 962 long tons (977.4 t)
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

60 guns:

  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Tilbury was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the dimensions of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 2 June 1733.[1]

The Tilbury was part of Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon's fleet and took part in the expedition to Cartagena de Indias during the War of Jenkin's Ear.

Tilbury was accidentally burnt in 1742.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p170.
  2. ^ Ships of the Old Navy, Tilbury.

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.
  • Michael Phillips. Tilbury (60) (1733). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 1 August 2008.