HMS Tilbury (1745)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Tilbury
Ordered: 17 December 1742
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 20 July 1745
Honours and
awards:
Second Battle of Cape Finisterre, 1747
Fate: Foundered, 1757
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1741 proposals 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,1235794 bm
Length: 147 ft (44.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft (12.8 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 1 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 58 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Tilbury was a 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered from Portsmouth Dockyard on 17 December 1742 to be built to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was launched on 20 July 1745.[1]

In 1757 Tilbury was under the command of Captain Henry Barnsley, and formed part of Vice Admiral Francis Holburne's expedition to capture Louisbourg. The squadron was dispersed by a storm on 24 September,[2] and Tilbury was driven onto the rocks. Captain Barnsley and 120 of his crew were drowned, and the survivors became French prisoners, though they were treated well by their captors.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p172.
  2. ^ a b Marley, David (2008). Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere, 1492 to the Present, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 421. ISBN 1598841009. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ 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 (58) (1745). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 9 August 2008.