HMS Blenheim (1813)
HMS Blenheim, c. 1825
|Ordered:||4 January 1808|
|Laid down:||August 1808|
|Launched:||31 May 1813|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1865|
|General characteristics |
|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|
Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
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.
In 1854/5 she saw service in the Baltic as a 60-gun steam screw. During this service she received a 32-pounder cannonball to her mast.
Blenheim was eventually broken up in 1865.
- Patricio Lynch, Chilean sailor on the Blenheim
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.
- The Navy List 1855
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