HMS Gloucester (1709)  (3rd)
4th Rate 60-gun

This the third ship to carry the name HMS Gloucester was a fourth rate, 60-gun, ship of the line.

Built by Burchett of Rotherhithe, launched 25-Jul-1709, 144ft long, 38ft 6in wide and of 923 tons builders measurement.

She had a short career because 3 months after completion in Oct-1709 she was attacked by the French while on convoy duty off the coast of Southern Ireland. 

After a fierce battle Gloucester was “reduced to a shambles” and captured by the French ship Achille. 

Captain Balchen was exonerated of any blame and continued to serve, eventually being knighted for his services in 1744.


Other HMS Gloucester
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- 3rd HMS Gloucester
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- 5th HMS Gloucester
- 6th HMS Gloucester
- 7th HMS Gloucester
- 8th HMS Gloucester
- 9th HMS Gloucester
- 10th HMS Gloucester

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This page last edited - 04 November, 2012.

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