HMS Chichester (1695)

HMS Chichester was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Chatham Dockyard on 6 March 1695.[1]

History
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Name: HMS Chichester
Builder: Lee, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 6 March 1695
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,210 long tons (1,229.4 t)
Length: 157 ft 3 in (47.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 9.5 in (12.7 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1706 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,278 long tons (1,298.5 t)
Length: 155 ft 6 in (47.4 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 5 in (13.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 10 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot

She underwent a rebuild in 1706 at Woolwich Dockyard. Chichester served until 1749, when she was broken up.[2]

Tobias Smollett, later to become a well-known writer, served as a naval surgeon on the Chichester.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 163.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.

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.