Preston(1742); Warship; Fourth rate; 50-guns

Scale: 1:48. A block model of the ‘Preston’ (1742), a 50-gun, small two-decker.

The ‘Preston’ was launched at Plymouth in 1742 and hulked in 1748. It was built to the 1733 Establishment. It was 134 feet long and 38½ feet in the beam, and weighed 853 tons burden. It carried a complement of 300 men. It had twenty-two 18-pound guns on its gun deck, twenty-six 12-pounders on its upper deck, fourteen 6-pounders on its quarterdeck, and four 6-pounders on its forecastle.

Object Details

ID: SLR0464
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Block model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Preston (1742)
Date made: 1739; Circa 1742
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall model: 267 x 1006 x 249 mm; Base: 111 x 1039 x 266 mm
Parts: Preston(1742); Warship; Fourth rate; 50-guns

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