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HMS Expedition (1679)

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Name  HMS Expedition
Tons burthen  1,059 tons BM
Builder  Daniel Furzer
Fate  Sold, 1784
Launched  1679
Renamed  HMS Prince Frederick, 1715
Class and type  70-gun third-rate ship of the line
Length  152 ft 1 in (46.4 m) (gundeck)

HMS Expedition was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1679.

Expedition was rebuilt as a 70-gun third rate in 1699 at Chatham Dockyard. She was rebuilt for a second time as a 70-gun third rate to the 1706 Establishment at Portsmouth Dockyard, and was relaunched on 16 August 1714. She was renamed HMS Prince Frederick after Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1715. Her final rebuild was carried out at Deptford, where she was reconstructed as a 70-gun third rate to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment.

The Prince Frederick was part of Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon's fleet and took part in the expedition to Cartagena de Indias during the War of Jenkin's Ear.

Prince Frederick was sold out of the navy in 1784.


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