HMS Prince (1670)  (1st)
1st Rate 100-gun

This the first HMS Prince was a first rate, three deck, 100/90-gun ship-of-the-line.

Built at Chatham Dockyard, launched 1670, 167ft long, 45ft 6in wide, and of 1,395 tons builders measurement (bm). She carried 100-gun when at war in home waters or 90-guns in peace or war overseas.

In 1692 was either rebuilt or underwent Great Repair when she was renamed HMS Royal William with an increased tonnage of 1,568 bm.

Another rebuild together with a further increase in tonnage to 1,918 tons bm, took place at Portsmouth in 1719. When she was reduced to 84-guns.

She became a guard ship about 1790.

Broken up Aug-1813. 

Won the Battle Honours: Sole Bay 1672, Schooneveld 1673 and Texel 1673.


Other HMS Prince
- 1st  HMS Prince
- 2nd HMS Prince
- 3rd HMS Prince
- 4th HMS Prince
- 5th HMS Prince
- 6th HMS Prince

- Plans/Schematics
- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 08 November, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.