HMS Severn (1695)

HMS Severn was a 50-gun fourth-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Blackwall Yard in 1695.[1]

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Severn plan of the 1739 rebuild
History
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Name: HMS Severn
Ordered: 16 November 1693
Builder: Henry Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 16 September 1695
Commissioned: 1696
Captured: 1746
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 683
Length: 131 ft 3 in (40.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 4 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1739 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 853
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

On 13 May 1734, orders were issued for Severn to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Plymouth according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. Severn was relaunched on 28 March 1739, and served until 1746, when she was captured by the French.[2]

Severn (far left), was recaptured by the British at the second Battle of Cape Finisterre on 25 October 1747

Severn was captured back, yet again, by the British at the second Battle of Cape Finisterre on 25 October 1747; but not taken back into service.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.

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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1603-1714. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-040-6.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1714-1792. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.

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