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HMS Worcester (1698)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Worcester.
Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Worcester
Ordered: 1695
Builder: Winter, Southampton
Launched: 31 May 1698
Fate: Broken up, 1733
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 689 long tons (700.1 t)
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 & type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 719 long tons (730.5 t)
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

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]

She underwent a rebuild according to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, relaunching on 31 August 1714. Worcester was broken up in 1733.[2]



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