HMS Asia (1824)

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HMS Asia (centre) fighting against two Ottoman ships at the Battle of Navarino
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Asia
Ordered: 22 April 1819
Builder: Bombay Dockyard
Laid down: January 1822
Launched: 19 January 1824
Fate: Sold, 1908
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Canopus-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2289 bm
Length: 193 ft 10 in (59.08 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 52 ft 4.5 in (15.964 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

84 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 6 × 24 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 24 pdrs, 4 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Asia was an 84-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 January 1824 at Bombay Dockyard.[1]

She was Codrington's flagship at the Battle of Navarino.

In 1858 she was converted to serve as a guardship, and in 1908 she was sold out of the navy.[1]

Sternview of HMS Asia made by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 190.

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.