HMS Alfred (1778)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Alfred.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Alfred
Ordered: 13 August 1772
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: November 1772
Launched: 22 October 1778
Honours and

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1814
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Alfred-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1638 (bm)
Length: 169 ft (52 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns

Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Alfred was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 October 1778 at Chatham.[1]

She fought at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1780.

Alfred was broken up in 1814.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 180.


  • 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.