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Name: HMS Worcester
Ordered: 1695
Builder: Winter, Southampton
Launched: 31 May 1698
Fate: Broken up, 1733
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 689 bm
Length: 131 ft 8.75 in (40.2 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 4.75 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6.25 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1714 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 719 bm
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 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

HMS Worcester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Southampton on 31 May 1698.[1]

The vessel was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard and relaunched on 31 August 1714. She served in the North Sea, including participation in the May 1719 capture of Eilean Donan Castle during the Jacobite rising of 1719.' 'Worcester was broken up in 1733.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 164.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 168.

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.