HMS Burford (1722)
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|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||11 October 1720|
|Builder:||Richard Stacey, Deptford Dockyard|
|Launched:||19 July 1722|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1752|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,147 long tons (1,165.4 t)|
|Length:||151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Burford.
HMS Burford was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard to the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 19 July 1722. Burford was notably the early posting of both John Forbes and John Byng, both of whom rose to become Admirals.
She served as the flagship of Edward Vernon at the capture of Puerto Bello during the War of Jenkins' Ear under the command of Captain Thomas Watson, and was broken up in 1752.
- 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.
- Biography: John Byng. Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
- Nathaniel Dance et al..... Mallett Antiques. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
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