America-class ship of the line

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HMS Northumberland battle.jpg
Class overview
Name: America
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Pompée-class
In service: 2 February 1798 - 1850
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:

182 ft (55 m) (gundeck)

150 ft (45.7 m) (keel)
Beam: 48 ft 7 12 in (14.821 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders
Notes: Ships in class include: Northumberland, Renown

The America-class ships of the line were a class of two 74-gun third rates. They were built for the Royal Navy to the lines of the Téméraire-class French ship America, which had been captured in 1794 and renamed HMS Impetueux.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Barnard, Deptford Wharf
Ordered: 10 June 1795
Launched: 2 February 1798
Fate: Broken up, 1850
Builder: Dudman, Deptford Wharf
Ordered: 10 June 1795
Launched: 2 May 1798
Fate: Broken up, 1835

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.