HMS Aboukir (1848)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Aboukir
Ordered: 18 March 1839
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Laid down: August 1840
Launched: 4 April 1848
Completed: 1 January 1858
Reclassified: Depot ship/floating battery 1862
Receiving ship 1867
Fate: Sold for breaking up on 23 November 1877
General characteristics As built
Class & type: Albion-class 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 3,0997094 (bm)
Length: 204 ft (62 m) (gundeck)
166 ft (51 m) (keel)
Beam: 60 ft 2.25 in (18.3452 m)
Depth of hold: 23 ft 8 in (7.21 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 750 (peace)/820 (war)
Armament:

90 guns:
Lower gundeck: 4 × 68-pounder guns + 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 26 × 32-pounder guns + 6 × 8-inch/68-pounder shell guns
Quarterdeck: 16 × 32-pounder guns + 2 × 8-inch/68-pounder shell guns

Forecastle: 8 × 32-pounder guns
General characteristics After conversion
Class & type: Albion-class 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 3,091 (bm)
Length: 204 ft (62 m) (gundeck)
165 ft 4.25 in (50.4000 m) (keel)
Beam: 60 ft 1.25 in (18.3198 m)
Depth of hold: 23 ft 8.5 in (7.226 m)
Propulsion: 2-cylinder horizontal trunk engine
Single screw
400 nhp
1,533 ihp
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Speed: 9.55 knots (under steam)
Complement: 830
Armament:

91 guns:
Lower gundeck: 32 × 8-inch guns
Upper gundeck: 32 × 32-pounder guns

Quarterdeck/Forecastle: 26 × 32-pounder guns + 1 × 68-pounder gun

HMS Aboukir was a 90-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy launched in 1848. She was refitted with screw propulsion in 1858 and was sold in 1877. A monument on Southsea seafront [1] commemorates an outbreak of Yellow Fever between 1873 and 1874.[2]

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