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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Shrewsbury.
History
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Name: HMS Shrewsbury
Builder: Stigant, Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 6 February 1695
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,257
Length: 158 ft (48.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 42 ft 6 in (13.0 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 5 in (5.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 80 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1713 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,314
Length: 156 ft (47.5 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 8 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 6 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Shrewsbury was a three-decker 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 6 February 1695.[1]

Shrewsbury narrowly escaped destruction on the Goodwin Sands during the Great Storm on 26 November 1703.[3] She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and was relaunched on 12 August 1713.[2]

The Shrewsbury was part of Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon's fleet and took part in the expedition to Cartagena de Indias during the War of Jenkin's Ear.

Shrewsbury continued in service until 1749, when she was broken up.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p167.
  3. ^ Jerrold, Walter (1907). Highways and Byways in Kent. London: Macmillan. p. 142. 

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.