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Temple class ship of the line

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Name  Temple
In service  1759 - 1752
Lost  2
Operators  Royal Navy
Completed  2
Type  68-gun third rate ship of the line

The Temple class ships were two 68-gun third rates designed for the Royal Navy to the lines of the Vanguard of 1748, i.e. to the outdated 1745 Establishment. The Temple class ships were the last 68-gun ships to be built - both by commercial contract - to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment.


  • HMS Temple
  • Builder: Hugh Blaydes, Hull Ordered: 9 September 1756 Laid down: 17 November 1755 Launched: 3 November 1758 Completed: 11 March 1759 Fate: Foundered off Cape Clear, 18 December 1762
  • HMS Conqueror
  • Builder: John Barnard & John Turner, Harwich Ordered: 11 January 1757 Laid down: 9 February 1757 Launched: 24 May 1758 Completed: 3 February 1759 at Harwich, then 15 March 1759 at Portsmouth Fate:Wrecked in Plymouth Sound, 26 October 1760


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