HMS Bulwark (1807)
HMS Bulwark (centre left) as a hulk in Portsmouth in 1826
|Ordered:||6 November 1794|
|Laid down:||April 1804|
|Launched:||23 April 1807|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1826|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||74-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1939 80⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||181 ft 10 in (55.42 m) (gundeck);
150 ft 4 1⁄4 in (45.828 m) (keel)
|Beam:||49 ft 3 in (15.01 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 7 in (6.27 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
HMS Bulwark was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 April 1807 at Portsmouth. She was designed by Sir William Rule as one of the large class 74s, and was the only ship built to her draught. As a large 74, she carried 24-pounder guns on her upper gun deck instead of the 18-pounders found on the middling and common class 74s.
Bulwark was broken up in 1825.
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