HMS Blenheim (1813)

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HMS Blenheim, c. 1825.jpg
HMS Blenheim, c. 1825
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Blenheim
Ordered: 4 January 1808
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: August 1808
Launched: 31 May 1813
Fate: Broken up, 1865
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1747 tons 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, 1847 Steam Screw
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: Originally

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 carronades

1847: 60 guns

HMS Blenheim was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 31 May 1813 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

She was placed on harbour service in 1831. Her captain, Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, died on board Blenheim in the morning of 13 June 1841, from fever contracted during operations in Canton in May 1841.

Mast with cannonball from 1855, on exhibit at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

In 1854/5 she saw service in the Baltic as a 60-gun steam screw.[2] During this service she received a 32-pounder cannonball to her mast.

Blenheim was eventually broken up in 1865.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.
  2. ^ The Navy List 1855


  • 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.