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HMS Prince of Orange (1734)

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Name  HMS Prince of Orange
Fate  Sold, 1810
Launched  5 September 1734
Ordered  5 May 1729
Tons burthen  1128
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Class and type  1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Length  151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)

HMS Prince of Orange was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the 1719 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and launched on 5 September 1734.

In 1748, Prince of Orange was cut down to a 60-gun ship, a role in which it remained until being converted into a sheer hulk in 1772. After nearly 40 years service in this capacity, it was finally sold out of the navy in 1810. The 'Prince of Orange' was part of the British Fleet at the capture of Louisbourg in 1758. David Ramsay, fur trader, revolutionary War soldier, and Indian-killer was a crew member of Prince of Orange at both the battle of Louisbourg and battle of Quebec.

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