HMS Ruby (1776)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Ruby.
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Ruby
Ordered: 30 November 1769
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: 9 September 1772
Launched: 26 November 1776
Fate: Broken up, 1821
General characteristics [1]
Class & type:
Tons burthen: 1369 bm
Length: 159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 10 × 4-pounder guns

Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Ruby was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 November 1776 at Woolwich.[1]

She was converted to serve as a receiving ship in 1813, and was broken up in 1821.[1]

Notes

References

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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