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HMS Dreadnought (1660)

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Name  Torrington
Renamed  Dreadnought, 1660
Class and type  Speaker-class frigate
Launched  1654
Ordered  December 1652
Fate  Foundered 1690
Tons burthen  734 ⁄94 (bm)
Builder  Blackwall Yard

HMS Dreadnought was a 52-gun third-rate ship of the line, in service with the Royal Navy from 1660 to 1690.

The ship was originally launched in 1654 under the name Torrington for the navy of the Commonwealth of England. Her builder was shipwright Henry Johnson at Blackwall Yard, London. She was named for the Parliamentarian victory at the Battle of Torrington in 1646.

She was renamed Dreadnought after the Restoration in 1660. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 62 guns.

After an active career in both the Second Dutch War and Third Dutch War, Dreadnought foundered at sea in October 1690.


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