HMS Burford (1722)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Burford.
Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Burford
Ordered: 11 October 1720
Builder: Richard Stacey, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 19 July 1722
Fate: Broken up, 1752
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1719 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,147 long tons (1,165.4 t)
Length: 151 ft (46 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

70 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs

HMS Burford was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard to the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 19 July 1722.[1] Burford was notably the early posting of both John Forbes and John Byng,[2] both of whom rose to become Admirals.

She served as the flagship of Edward Vernon at the capture of Puerto Bello during the War of Jenkins' Ear under the command of Captain Thomas Watson,[3] and was broken up in 1752.[1]



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  • Biography: John Byng. Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
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