HMS Mordaunt (1681)

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Drawing of the Mordaunt by Willem van de Velde the Elder
Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Mordaunt
Builder: Castle, Deptford
Launched: 1681
Fate: Stranded, 1693
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 46-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 567 long tons (576.1 t)
Length: 101 ft 9 in (31.0 m) (keel)
Beam: 32 ft 4.5 in (9.9 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 46 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Mordaunt was a 46-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, launched at Deptford in 1681. She had been privately built, and was purchased into the navy in 1683.[1] She has been the only ship of the Navy to be named Mordaunt, after the surname of numerous holders of the title of the Earl of Peterborough.

She was commanded from 4 September 1688 by John Tyrell, and on 4 October 1689 she was part of a fleet that fought an engagement with 12 French warships.

Mordaunt became stranded in 1693, and was lost.[1]


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


  • 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.