HMS Berwick (1809)
|Ordered:||1 July 1807|
|Laid down:||October 1807|
|Launched:||11 September 1809|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1821|
|General characteristics |
|Class & 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)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Before the fall of Genoa in April 1814, the boats of Berwick and Rainbow, together with two Sicilian gunboats, attacked French posts near the pass of Rona on 8 and 10 April to assist the British army in its advance. The British drove of the French defenders, who left behind two 24-pounder guns and two mortars. The British lost two men killed and five wounded.
Berwick was broken up in 1821.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
- The London Gazette: . 10 May 1814.
- 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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