HMS Weymouth (1734)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||19 April 1733|
|Launched:||31 March 1734|
|Fate:||Wrecked, 17 February 1745|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,065 long tons (1,082.1 t)|
|Length:||144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)|
|Depth of hold:||16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Weymouth was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment of dimensions at Plymouth Dockyard, and launched on 31 March 1734.
On 17 February 1745, shortly before 01:00, Weymouth grounded after having sailed from English Harbour, Antigua on 13 February. All her guns and stores were removed, before Weymouth finally succumbed on 22 February. Her commanding officer, Captain Warwick Calmady, was court-martialed over the loss on 18—19 February, and acquitted. The pilot who was embarked on Weymouth was sentenced to two years at the Marshalsea prison.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 171.
- Ships of the Old Navy, Weymouth.
- 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.
- Michael Phillips. Weymouth (60) (1736). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 9 August 2008.