HMS Berwick (1809)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Berwick
Ordered: 1 July 1807
Builder: Perry, Blackwall
Laid down: October 1807
Launched: 11 September 1809
Fate: Broken up, 1821
General characteristics [1]
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 4 × 12-pounder guns + 10 × 32-pounder carronades
Fc: 2 × 12-pounder guns + 2 × 32-pounder carronades

Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder guns carronades

HMS Berwick was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 11 September 1809 at Blackwall.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

Fate[edit]

Berwick was broken up in 1821.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16897. p. 984. 10 May 1814.

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.