Sandwich-class ship of the line

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Holman, Cape St Vincent.jpg
The moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman, painted 1780 shows the Santo Domingo exploding, with Rodney's flagship Sandwich in the foreground.
Class overview
Name: Sandwich
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: 1745 Establishment
Succeeded by: London class
In service: 14 April 1759 – 1810
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 176 ft (53.6 m) (gundeck)
  • 142 ft 7½ in (43.5 m) (keel)
Beam: 49 ft (14.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 12 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Sandwich, Ocean, Blenheim

The Sandwich class ships of the line were a class of three 90-gun second rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered: 22 November 1755
Launched: 14 April 1759
Fate: Broken up, 1810
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered: 22 April 1758
Launched: 21 April 1761
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1793
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Ordered: 12 November 1755
Launched: 5 July 1761
Fate: Wrecked, 1807

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: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.