HMS Exeter (1680)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Exeter
Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 1680
Reclassified: Hulked, 1691
Fate: Broken up in 1717
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,059 long tons (1,076.0 t)
Length: 150 ft 8 in (45.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft 4 in (12.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Exeter was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, built by contract of 20 February 1678 by Henry Johnson at Blackwall Yard and launched in March 1680.[1]

She was involved in the Battle of Beachy Head against France in 1690. However, the ship suffered damage from an explosion the next year and was hulked in 1691.[1] She was broken up at Portsmouth in 1717.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p162.