HMS Canada (1765)
HMS Captain, pictured, was from the same Canada class as HMS Canada
|Ordered:||1 December 1759|
|Launched:||17 September 1765|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1834|
|Notes:||Prison ship from 1810|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Canada class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1605 bm|
|Length:||170 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Following the concern in Britain that neutral Denmark was entering an alliance with Napoleon, the Canada sailed in the squadron in the expedition to occupy the Danish West Indies, with the squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane, who sailed in HMS Belleisle. The squadron, which included HMS Prince George, HMS Northumberland, HMS Ramillies and HMS Cerberus, captured the Telemaco, Carvalho and Master on 17 April 1807.
Canada became a prison ship from 1810, and was broken up in 1834.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- Ships of the Old Navy, Canada.
- The London Gazette: . 11 March 1809.
- 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.
- Michael Phillips. Ships of the Old Navy, A History of Ships of the 18th Century Royal Navy. Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 2 June 2007.
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