HMS Cornwall (1812)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Cornwall.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Cornwall
Ordered: 13 July 1807
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Laid down: February 1808
Launched: 16 January 1812
Renamed: HMS Wellesley, 1868
Fate: Broken up, 1875
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1751 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
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Cornwall was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 16 January 1812 at Deptford.[1] She served in the English Channel in the Napoleonic Wars.

In 1831 she was razeed to a 50-gun ship, though never saw active service again.

In 1859 she was loaned to the London Association for use as a juvenile reformatory school. In 1868 she was renamed Wellesley and moved to the Tyne to serve as a school ship. She was broken up at Sheerness in 1875.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, The Ship of the Line vol. 1, p. 188.

References[edit]

  • 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.