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HMS Burford (1722)

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Name  HMS Burford
Fate  Broken up, 1752
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Ordered  11 October 1720
Launched  19 July 1722
Class and type  1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen  1,147 long tons (1,165.4 t)
Length  151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)

HMS Burford was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard to the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 19 July 1722. Burford was notably the early posting of both John Forbes and John Byng, both of whom rose to become Admirals.

She served as the flagship of Edward Vernon at the capture of Puerto Bello during the War of Jenkins' Ear under the command of Captain Thomas Watson, and was broken up in 1752.

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HMS Burford (1722) Wikipedia


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