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HMS Warspite (1758)

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Name  HMS Warspite
Builder  West, Deptford
Launched  8 April 1758
Beam  14 m
Ordered  14 November 1755
Fate  Broken up, 1802
Length  50 m
Notes  Harbour service from 1778
Class and type  Dublin-class ship of the line

Hms warspite 1758


HMS Warspite was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line (a new class of two-decker that formed the backbone of British fleets) of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 April 1758 at Deptford.

Her first service in the Seven Years' War against France was as one of Admiral Edward Boscawen's 14 ships in the Mediterranean, and on 19 August 1759 she took part in the Battle of Lagos, where she captured the French Téméraire. Warspite also participated in the Battle of Quiberon Bay under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke.

After the signing of the Treaty of Paris she was paid off (5 May 1763), only appearing in the inglorious capacity of a hospital ship during the American Revolutionary War (1775–83).

She was employed on harbour service from 1778. She was renamed Arundel in March 1800, and was eventually broken up in 1802.

References

HMS Warspite (1758) Wikipedia


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