HMS Windsor (1695)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
NameHMS Windsor
BuilderSnelgrove, Deptford
Launched31 October 1695
Honours and
awards
Second Battle of Cape Finisterre, 1747
FateBroken up, 1777
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen910 bm
Length146 ft 2.5 in (44.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam37 ft 9 in (11.5 m)
Depth of hold15 ft 8.5 in (4.8 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1729 rebuild[2]
Class and type1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen951 bm
Length144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam39 ft (11.9 m)
Depth of hold16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1745 rebuild[3]
Class and type58-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen1201 bm
Length152 ft (46.3 m) (gundeck)
Beam42 ft (12.8 m)
Depth of hold17 ft 10 in (5.4 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • 58 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Windsor was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Deptford on 31 October 1695.[1]

On 18 November 1725 she was ordered to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1719 Establishment at Deptford, and she was relaunched on 27 October 1729.[2] On 1 November 1742 an order was made out for Windsor to be taken to pieces once more, and rebuilt at Woolwich Dockyard as a 58-gun fourth rate. Unusually, she was not reconstructed according to the establishment of dimensions in effect at the time (the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment), being made 5 ft (1.5 m) longer on the gundeck, 7 ft (2.1 m) longer on the keel, though with the same beam and 3 in (0.1 m) less depth to her hold than the standard 58s, and she was relaunched on 26 February 1745.[3]

Windsor shown here at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre (1747)

Windsor remained in service until 1777, when she was broken up.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 170.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 172.

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.