HMS Boscawen (1844)

For other ships with the same name, see HMS Boscawen.

HMS Boscawen, 1904

History

UK

Name:
HMS Boscawen

Ordered:
11 May 1817

Builder:
Woolwich Dockyard

Laid down:
January 1826

Launched:
3 April 1844

Fate:
Broken up, 1914

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:
70-gun third rate ship of the line

Tons burthen:
2048 tons (2080.9 tonnes)

Length:
187 ft 4 1⁄2 in (57.1 m) (gundeck)

Beam:
50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)

Depth of hold:
21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)

Propulsion:
Sails

Sail plan:
Full rigged ship

Armament:

70 guns:
Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
Quarterdeck: 4 × 24 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
Forecastle: 2 × 24 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Boscawan was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 April 1844 at Woolwich Dockyard. She was originally ordered and begun as a 74-gun ship, but an Admiralty order dated 3 March 1834 required that she be reworked to Sir William Symonds’ design.[1] She was named for Admiral Edward Boscawen.
In 1874, Boscawen was converted into a training ship and renamed Wellesley.[citation needed] She was broken up in 1914.[1]
Notes[edit]

^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 192.

References[edit]

Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line – Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.

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