HMS Defiance (1744)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Launched:||12 October 1744|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1741 proposals 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,136 long tons (1,154.2 t)|
|Length:||147 ft (44.8 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||42 ft (12.8 m)|
|Depth of hold:||18 ft 1 in (5.5 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Defiance was a 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the dimensions laid out in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Deptford, and launched on 12 October 1744.
Defiance served until she was sold out of the navy in 1766.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 172.
- 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.
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