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HMS Defiance (1772)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Defiance
Ordered: 9 June 1768
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: 20 October 1768
Launched: 31 August 1772
Fate: Wrecked, 1780
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Intrepid-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1374 bm
Length: 159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Defiance was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 31 August 1772 at Woolwich.[1]

Defiance was wrecked in 1780.[1]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 181.

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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