HMS Dorsetshire (1757)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||19 January 1754|
|Launched:||13 December 1757|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1775|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1754 amendments 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,436 long tons (1,459.0 t)|
|Length:||162 ft (49.4 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 8 in (13.6 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Dorsetshire was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, amended in 1754, and launched on 13 December 1757.
Dorsetshire served until 1775, when she was broken up.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 174.
- 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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