HMS Ardent (1796)
|Launched:||9 April 1796|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1824|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||64-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1422 bm|
|Length:||173 ft 3 in (52.81 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||43 ft 1 in (13.13 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 8 in (5.99 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||64 guns of various weights of shot|
HMS Ardent was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 9 April 1796 at Northfleet. She had been designed and laid down for the Honourable East India Company, but was purchased by the Navy after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary War.
She was placed on harbour service in 1812, and broken up in 1824.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 186.
- Barney, John (November 2009). "North Sea and Baltic Convoy 1793-1814: As Experienced by Merchant Masters Employed by Michael Henley and Son". Mariner's Mirror (Avenel, NJ: The Society for Nautical Research) 95 (4): 436.
- 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.
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