1719 Establishment - Individual Ship Types - Second Rates of 90 Guns

Second Rates of 90 Guns

General characteristics for 90-gun second rates
Type: 90-gun second-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1566 bm
Length:

164 ft 0 in (50.0 m) (gundeck)

132 ft 5 in (40.4 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10 in (5.7 m)
Complement: 750 officers and men
Armament:

90 guns:

  • Lower deck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle deck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper deck: 26 × 9 pdrs (12 pdrs from 1743)
  • Quarter deck: 10 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

The 1719 Establishment revised the dimensions of these ships from the 1706 Establishment dimensions to those shown in the table to the right. Five Second Rates were rebuilt from existing ships to this Establishment specification - the Prince George in 1719–1723, the Union in 1718–1726, the Namur in 1723–1729, the Neptune in 1725–1730, and the Marlborough in 1725–1732. Two more were ordered to be rebuilt to this Establishment, but were actually completed to the revised 1733 dimensions.

The 1733 revision increased the dimensions as follows:

  • Tons burthen: 1626 bm
  • Length: 166 ft 0 in (50.6 m) (gundeck)
    134 ft 1 in (40.9 m) (keel)
  • Beam: 47 ft 9 in (14.6 m)
  • Depth in hold: 19 ft 6 in (5.9 m)

Two second rates were rebuilt to the 1733 dimensions, although initially ordered to the original 1719 Establishment. The Duke was rebuilt in 1734–1739 and the Saint George in 1739–1740. Again, two more were ordered to be rebuilt to these dimensions, but were actually completed to the revised 1741 dimensions.

The 1741 revision further increased the dimensions to:

  • Tons burthen: 1678 bm
  • Length: 168 ft 0 in (51.2 m) (gundeck)
    137 ft 0 in (41.8 m) (keel)
  • Beam: 48 ft 0 in (14.6 m)
  • Depth in hold: 20 ft 2 in (6.1 m)

Two second rates were rebuilt to the 1741 dimensions, although initially ordered to the 1733 figures. The Ramillies was rebuilt in 1743–1749 and the Prince in 1743–1750.

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