HMS Anne (1654)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Bridgewater
Builder: Chamberlain, Deptford
Launched: 1654
Renamed: HMS Anne, 1660
Fate: Accidentally blown up, 1673
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Speaker-class frigate
Tons burthen: 743 long tons (754.9 t)
Length: 116 ft 9 in (35.6 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 7 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 2 in (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 52 guns of various weights of shot

Bridgewater was a 52-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Deptford, and launched in 1654.[1]

After the Restoration in 1660, her name was changed to HMS Anne. She was accidentally blown up in 1673.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 159.


  • 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.