Home

HMS Gloucester (1737)  (5th)
4th Rate 50-gun

This the fifth HMS Gloucester was a fourth rate 50-gun ship.

Built at Sheerness Dockyard, 134ft long, 35ft wide, and of 714 tons builders measurement. She was launched 04-Oct-1737.

In 1740, Captain Anson led a squadron of ships on a circumnavigation of the globe.  One of the ships in the squadron being the fifth Gloucester.  

Having rounded Cape Horn and crossed the Pacific the ship was damaged in a storm near the island of Tinian off China in 1742, consequently Anson was forced to order the destruction of the ship by fire to avoid its capture by the Spanish.

 

Other HMS Gloucester
- 1st HMS Gloucester
- 2nd HMS Gloucester
- 3rd HMS Gloucester
- 4th HMS Gloucester
- 5th HMS Gloucester
- 6th HMS Gloucester
- 7th HMS Gloucester
- 8th HMS Gloucester
- 9th HMS Gloucester
- 10th HMS Gloucester

- ? Class
- Specifications
- Ships
- Plans/Schematics
- Pictures
- Full Battle Honours

Outside Links
- Official Website
- Associated Sites
- Related Sites

This page last edited - 09 November, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.