HMS Chester (1743)

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History
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Name: HMS Chester
Ordered: 24 January 1743
Builder: Wells & Bronsdon, Deptford
Launched: 18 February 1743
Fate: Sold, 1767
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1741 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Length: 140 ft (42.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 2 12 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 50 guns:
  • Gundeck: 22 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Chester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 18 February 1743.[1]

Chester was sold out of the navy in 1767.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 172.

References[edit]

  • 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.