HMS Black Prince (1816)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Black Prince.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Black Prince
Ordered: 14 August 1810
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: July 1814
Launched: 30 March 1816
Fate: Broken up, 1855
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Black Prince-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1751 bm
Length: 176 ft 1 in (53.67 m) (gundeck)
144 ft 10.375 in (44.15473 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 8 in (14.53 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 Black Prince was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Black Prince class of the Royal Navy, launched on 30 March 1816 at Woolwich Dockyard.[1]

In 1848 Black Prince became a prison ship at Chatham, and she was broken up in 1855.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol.1, p. 189.
  2. ^ Phillips, Michael. Black Prince (74) (1816). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 4 May 2009.

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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2008) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. 2nd edition, Seaforth Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4.