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HMS Captain (1743)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Captain
Ordered: 7 September 1739
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 14 April 1743
Fate: Broken up, 1783
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1733 proposals 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1230 (bm)
Length: 151 ft (46.0 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 5 in (13.2 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 9 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:


Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 26 × 12-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 6-pounder guns

Fc: 4 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Captain was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched on 14 April 1743.[1]

In 1760, Captain was reduced to a 64-gun ship. Then in 1777 she was converted to serve as a storeship and renamed Buffalo. Buffalo remained in this role until she was broken up in 1783.[1]

Although a storeship, Buffalo shared, with Thetis, and Alarm, in the proceeds from Southampton's capture of the 12-gun French privateer Comte de Maurepas, on 3 August 1780.[2]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 171.
  2. "No. 12325". 24 August 1782. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/12325/page/ 

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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