HMS Agincourt (1796)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Agincourt
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 23 July 1796
Christened: Earl Talbot
Decommissioned: 1809
Renamed: HMS Agincourt, 1796
Honours and
awards:
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"[1]
Fate: Sold, 1814
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1439 (bm)
Length: 172 ft 8 in (52.63 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 4 in (13.21 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Agincourt was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 July 1796 at Blackwall Yard, London. She was bought from the East India Company in 1796,[2] where she had been called Earl Talbot.

Agincourt served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, which qualified her officers and crew for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]

She was decommissioned in 1809 and converted to a prison ship in 1812, before being broken up in 1814.[2]

Notes and citations[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A first-class share of the prize money awarded in April 1823 was worth £34 2s 4d; a fifth-class share, that of an able seaman, was worth 3s 11½d. The amount was small as the total had to be shared between 79 vessels and the entire army contingent.[3]

Citations

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21077. pp. 791–792. 15 March 1850.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 186.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17915. p. 633. 3 April 1823.

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.