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HMS Colchester (1746)

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Name  HMS Colchester
Builder  Carter, Southampton
Tons burthen  978
Ordered  6 November 1744
Fate  Broken up, 1773
Launched  20 September 1746
Class and type  1741 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line

HMS Colchester was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Southampton according to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 20 September 1745. She was ordered as a replacement for the previous HMS Colchester, which had been wrecked just two months after being launched.

Colchester served until 1762, when she was found to be unfit for service. She was eventually broken up in 1773.

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HMS Colchester (1746) Wikipedia


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