HMS Yarmouth (1695)

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Name: HMS Yarmouth
Ordered: 23 January 1691
Builder: Nicholas Barrett, Harwich
Launched: 7 January 1695
Fate:
  • Broken up, 1707 and rebuilt to 1709;
  • finally broken up 1769.
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,059 bm
Length:
  • =*150 ft 10 in (46.0 m) (gundeck)
  • 123 ft 11 in (37.8 m) (keel)
Beam: 40 ft 1 in (12.2 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns (comprising twenty-six 24-pounders, twenty-six demi-culverins, fourteen sakers and four 6-pounders)
General characteristics after 1709 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,110 60/94 bm
Length:
  • 150 ft (45.7 m) (gundeck)
  • 123 ft 4 in (37.6 m) (keel)
Beam: 41 ft (12 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Yarmouth was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, built for the navy by a private contractor at Harwich under the 1690 Programme, and launched in 1695.[1]

She was commissioned in 1695 under Captain James Moodie, and joined Berkeley's squadron. She sailed to the Mediterranean in 1696. In February 1696 she was under Captain William Whetstone, and in 1697 under Captain William Clevland. In 1702 she was in service under Captain William Prother, serving with Rooke's fleet at Cadiz in 1702 before proceeding to the West Indies. She took part in the Battle of Velez-Malaga on 13 August 1704.

The Yarmouth was broken up in 1707 and rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment by John Wicker at his Deptford private shipyard, being re-launched on 9 September 1709. She served until 1740, when she was hulked at Portsmouth, being finally broken up in 1769.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 168.

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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007), British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 - 1792. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.