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Elizabeth-class ship of the line
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Class overview
Name: Elizabeth
Operators:  Royal Navy
 French Navy
Preceded by: Albion class
Succeeded by: Royal Oak class
In service: 17 October 1769 – 1817
Completed: 8
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:

168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)

139 ft 3 38 in (42.453 m) (keel)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Elizabeth, Resolution, Cumberland, Berwick, Bombay Castle, Powerful, Defiance, Swiftsure

The Elizabeth-class ships of the line were a class of eight 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Ships[]

Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Ordered: 6 November 1765
Launched: 17 October 1769
Fate: Broken up, 1797
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 16 September 1766
Launched: 12 April 1770
Fate: Broken up, 1813
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 8 June 1768
Launched: 29 March 1774
Fate: Broken up, 1804
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Ordered: 12 October 1768
Launched: 18 April 1775
Fate: Wrecked, 1805
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Ordered: 14 July 1779
Launched: 14 June 1782
Fate: Wrecked, 1796
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Ordered: 8 July 1780
Launched: 3 April 1783
Fate: Broken up, 1812
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 11 July 1780
Launched: 10 December 1783
Fate: Broken up, 1817
Builder: Wells, Deptford
Ordered: 19 June 1782
Launched: 4 April 1787
Fate: Broken up, 1816

References[]

  • 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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