HMS Coronation (1685)

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HMS Coronation
Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Coronation
Ordered: 1678
Builder: Isaac Betts, Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 23 May 1685
Commissioned: 14 February 1690
Fate: Wrecked, 3 September 1691
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,345 long tons (1,366.6 t)
Length: 160 ft 4 in (48.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 9 in (13.6 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 2 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 90 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Coronation was a 90-gun Second rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard as part of the 30 Great Ships Programme of 1677, and launched in 1685.[1]

The Coronation was commissioned on 14 February 1690 under Captain John Munden, as flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Ralph Delavall, under whom she took part in the Battle of Beachy Head on 30 June 1690. On 29 October 1690 Captain Charles Skelton took command. The Coronation was dismasted and wrecked in a storm off Rame Head on 3 September 1691; some 300 men drowned, including Skelton.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 162.


  • 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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1603-1714. Seaforth Publishing.

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