|HMS Deptford (1732)|
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||3 May 1726|
|Launched:||22 August 1732|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||1719 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||951 long tons (966.3 t)|
|Length:||144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||39 ft (11.9 m)|
|Depth of hold:||16 ft 5 in (5.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In 1752, she was cut down to a 50-gun ship. In 1761, the ship sailed to Jamaica carrying a timekeeper built by John Harrison, as a part of a series of experiments used to determine longitude at sea. Deptford was sold out of the navy in 1767.
- Lavery, B., Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 170.
- 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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