HMS Gloucester (1745)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||15 June 1743|
|Builder:||Whetstone & Grenville, Rotherhithe|
|Launched:||25 May 1745|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1764|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1741 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||986 long tons (1,001.8 t)|
|Length:||140 ft (42.7 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||40 ft (12.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 2½ in (5.2 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Gloucester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe to the dimensions specified in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 23 May 1745.
Gloucester served until 1764, when she was broken up.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p172.
- 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.
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