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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Mary and HMS Princess Mary.

HMS Mary was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 12 May 1704.[1]

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HMS Mary in battle against Catalán
History
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Name: HMS Mary
Builder: Shortis, Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 12 May 1704
Renamed: HMS Princess Mary, 1742
Fate: Sold, 1766
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 914
Length: 145 ft (44.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 37 ft 6 in (11.4 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1742 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1068
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

In 1724, Mary fought in battle against the Spanish Catalán.[3]

Orders were issued on 15 December 1736 for Mary to be taken to pieces and rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Portsmouth, from where she was relaunched on 5 October 1742, and renamed HMS Princess Mary.[2]

Princess Mary served until 1766, when she was sold out of the navy.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Navío Catalán, todoababor.es

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.