HMS Eagle (1745)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||10 April 1744|
|Launched:||2 December 1745|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1741 proposals 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,130 long tons (1,148.1 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 Eagle was a 58-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Harwich to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 2 December 1745. Eagle is notable as being one of the ships on which James Cook began his career in the Royal Navy under noted commander Hugh Palliser.
Eagle was sold out of the navy in 1767.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p172.
- 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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