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Name: HMS Ipswich
Ordered: 1690
Builder: Barret, Harwich
Launched: 19 April 1694
Fate: Broken up, 1764
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1049
Length: 149 ft 11 in (45.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 8 in (5.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1730 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1142
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Ipswich was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Harwich on 19 April 1694.[1]

She was rebuilt at Portsmouth according to the 1719 Establishment, relaunching on 30 October 1730.[2] In 1743 she was part of a small three-vessel squadron sent to the Bay of Ajaccio under Vice-Admiral Thomas Mathews to investigate reports that a single Spanish ship of the line was anchored there for repairs. On reaching the Bay the squadron, comprising Ipswich, HMS Revenge and the fireship HMS Anne Galley, encountered and overwhelmed the 70-gun Spanish warship Isidoro. The Spanish vessel was set on fire by her crew to avoid her being captured, and sank in the Bay. [3]

Ipswich was hulked in 1757, and broken up in 1764.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p169.
  3. ^ Clowes 1898, p. 273

ReferencesEdit

  • Clowes, W. L. (1898). The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present. 3. Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. OCLC 421848674. 
  • 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.

Ellis, C. Hamilton (n.d.)"Ships: a Pictorial History from Noah's Ark to The U.S.S> United States". Peebles Press.