Worcester-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Worcester
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Intrepid class
Succeeded by: Inflexible class
In service: 17 October 1769 – 1837
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 159 ft (48.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 130 ft 7 12 in (39.8 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft 6 in (13.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 64 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Worcester, Stirling Castle, Lion

The Worcester-class ships of the line were a class of three 64-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Ordered: 16 November 1765
Launched: 17 October 1769
Fate: Broken up, 1816
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered: 12 October 1768
Launched: 28 June 1775
Fate: Wrecked, 1780
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Ordered: 12 October 1768
Launched: 3 September 1777
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1837

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.