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HMS Superb (1760)

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Name  HMS Superb
Laid down  12 April 1758
Fate  Sank, 1783
Launched  27 October 1760
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Ordered  28 December 1757
Commissioned  November 1760
Construction started  12 April 1758
Draft  6.55 m
Class and type  Bellona-class ship of the line

HMS Superb was a 74-gun Bellona-class third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 October 1760 at Deptford Dockyard.

The Superb was Admiral Edward Hughes's flagship in India in 1782 during a notable series of engagements with the French under Suffren.

On 20 June 1783 the Superb took part in the Battle of Cuddalore before returning to Bombay for copper sheathing along her hull. On 7 November she developed a severe leak through the sheathing into the bilge, and sank in Tellicherry Roads off the Bombay coast.

References

HMS Superb (1760) Wikipedia


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