For other ships with the same name, see HMS Barfleur.
History
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Name: HMS Barfleur
Ordered: 1695
Builder: Harding, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 10 August 1697
Fate: Broken up, 1783
General characteristics as built[1][2]
Class and type: 90-gun second-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1476
Length: 162 ft 10.5 in (49.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft 4 in (14.1 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 2.25 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1716 rebuild[2][3]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 90-gun second-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1564.6
Length:
  • 163 ft (49.7 m) (gundeck)
  • 131 ft 9 in (40.2 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 3 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32-pounders
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 6-pounders
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounders

HMS Barfleur was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Deptford Dockyard on 10 August 1697.[1]

She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford, relaunching on 27 June 1716. She took part in the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1719, and then served during the War of 1739–48, including the Battle of Toulon in 1744, before being paid off in 1745. However, the Barfleur was reduced to an 80-gun third rate in 1755 and served throughout the Seven Years' War, prior to being hulked in 1764, and eventually broken up in 1783.[2][3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, The Ship of the Line, vol. 1, p. 164.
  2. ^ a b c Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792, p. 12.
  3. ^ a b Lavery, The Ship of the Line, vol. 1, p. 167.

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