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HMS Defiance was a 64-gun [64 guns comprising 22 demi-cannon, 28 culverins and 14 demi-culverins] third rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, ordered on 26 October 1664 under the new construction programme of that year, and launched on 27 March 1666 at William Castle's private shipyard at Deptford in the presence of King Charles II.


Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Defiance was accidentally destroyed by fire at Chatham on 6 December, 1668, after being in service for 30 months.

gives a complete run down on what happened, but it's a subscription site so I can only see the first page.

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