HMS Bombay Castle (1782)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Bombay Castle.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Bombay Castle
Ordered: 14 July 1779
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Laid down: June 1780
Launched: 14 June 1782
Fate: Wrecked, 1796
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Elizabeth-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1628 bm
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns

Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Bombay Castle was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 14 June 1782 at Blackwall Yard.[1] She was wrecked in 1796, foundered in the shoals of the Tagus River's mouth.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 179.


  • 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.