HMS Barham (1811)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Barham.
HMS Barham at Malta on 25 September 1833.jpg
HMS Barham (as a 50-gun ship) at Malta on 25 September 1833
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Barham
Ordered: 2 November 1807
Builder: Perry, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard
Laid down: June 1808
Launched: 8 July 1811
Fate: Rescued in Bonaire 1829, Broken up, 1839
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1761 bm
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12-pounders, 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Barham was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 July 1811 at Blackwall Yard.[1]

In 1826 Barham was reduced to a 50-gun ship and was rescued in Bonaire in 1829. She was broken up in 1839.[1]

Notable crew[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.

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.
  • Douvry, Olivier (2012) Shipwrecks of Bonaire, the warship HMS Barham wasn’t wrecked at Red Slave., GlobeDivers.org.