HMS Aboukir (1807)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Aboukir
Ordered: 24 November 1802
Builder: Brindley, Frindsbury
Laid down: June 1804
Launched: 18 November 1807
Fate: Sold, 1838
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Lengthened Courageux-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1703 bm
Length: 172 ft 3.5 in (52.515 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 9 in (14.55 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 2 × 9-pounders, 12 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Aboukir was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 18 November 1807 at Frindsbury.[1]

She was placed on harbour service in 1824, and was sold in 1838.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.

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.