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HMS Vanguard (1678)

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Name  HMS Vanguard
Fate  Broken up, 1769
Launched  1678
Renamed  HMS Duke, 1739
Tons burthen  1,482
Builder  Daniel Furzer
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Notes  Participated in Battle of Barfleur Battle of La Hogue
Class and type  90-gun second-rate ship of the line

HMS Vanguard was a 90-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched in 1678.

She ran onto Goodwin Sands in 1690, but was fortunate enough to be hauled off by the boatmen of Deal.

Vanguard took part in the Battle of Barfleur as part of Edward Russell's fleet, and then in the following action at La Hougue when French ships were burned in 1692.

Vanguard sank in the Great Storm of 1703, while laid up in ordinary at Chatham Dockyard, but was raised in 1704 for rebuilding. She was relaunched from Chatham on 2 August 1710 as a 90-gun second rate built to the 1706 Establishment. In 1739 she was renamed HMS Duke, and rebuilt for a second time at Woolwich as a 90-gun second rate. She was rebuilt according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and relaunched on 28 April 1739.

Duke was broken up in 1769.


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