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Isaac Sailmaker - THE FIRST 'BRITANNIA', 98 GUNS, UNDER SAIL, WITH OTHER MEN-O'-WAR.jpg
Britannia under sail with other men-of-war, in a 1683 painting by Isaac Sailmaker
History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Britannia
Builder: Phineas Pett II, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 1682
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 100-gun first rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1620 7094 (bm)
Length: 167 ft 5 in (51.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 2.5 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 100 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1719 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 100-gun first rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 18947794 (bm)
Length: 174 ft 6 in (53.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 50 ft 2 in (15.3 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 1 in (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 100 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Britannia was a 100-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Phineas Pett II at Chatham Dockyard, and launched in 1682. In 1705 she took on board Charles III of Spain, when on her way to Catalonia[1]

In 1715, Britannia was ordered to be taken to pieces[1] and rebuilt at Woolwich Dockyard, from where she relaunched on 30 October 1719, again as a 100-gun first rate.[2]

Britannia was placed on harbour service in 1745, and was broken up in 1749.[2]

She was captained from 1734 to 1736 by Sir Tancred Robinson.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 162.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 165.
  3. ^ "Sir Tancred Robinson (d. 1754)". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.