HMS Winchester (1693)

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Name: HMS Winchester
Builder: Wyatt, Bursledon
Launched: 11 April 1693
Fate: Foundered, 1695
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 941
Length: 146 ft 2.5 in (44.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 2 in (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 11 in (4.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Winchester was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched at Bursledon on 11 April 1693.[1]

In 1695, Winchester foundered on Carysfort Reef in the Florida Keys and was lost.[1] The remains of the wreck—now consisting of nothing more than cannonballs—were discovered in 1938 lying approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of the Carysfort Reef Light.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ Diving at dive site Carysfort Reef South and HMS Winchester. Greatest Dive Sites. Retrieved 7 November 2008.

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.