HMS Thunderer (1760)
Model of a 74-gun ship, 3rd rate, circa 1760. Thought to be either HMS Hercules or HMS Thunderer from 1760.
|Ordered:||15 July 1756|
|Launched:||19 March 1760|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Hercules-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||160933⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||166 ft 6 in (50.75 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Thunderer was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 March 1760 at Woolwich. She earned a battle honour in a single-ship action off Cadiz with the French ship Achille (64 guns) in 1761, during the Seven Years' War.
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