HMS Culloden (1747)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||31 December 1744|
|Launched:||9 September 1747|
|Fate:||Sold, 29 June 1770|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1741 proposals 74-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1487 bm|
|Length:||161 ft (49.1 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft (14.0 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Culloden was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built according to the dimensions laid out by the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 9 September 1747. She was the first ship to bear the name, and was named for the Battle of Culloden, which had been fought the previous year.
Culloden was the first British 74-gun ship built since HMS Edgar in 1668. Her dimensions matched those of an Establishment 80-gun ship, but she was pierced with more gunports on her gundecks. She was also the smallest 74 of the eighteenth century, and was not considered a particularly successful ship by those who served in her.
She was finally sold on 29 June 1770, after 23 years in service.
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