HMS Culloden (1783)

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Name: HMS Culloden
Ordered: 12 July 1779
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Laid down: January 1782
Launched: 16 June 1783
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, February 1813
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Ganges-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1683 (bm)
Length: 169 ft 6 in (51.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 8 12 in (14.5 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 3 in (6.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns

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

Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Culloden was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 16 June 1783 at Rotherhithe.[1] She took part in some of the most famous battles of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars before she was broken up in 1813.

One of her first engagements was at the Glorious First of June, under Captain Isaac Schomberg. She was captained by Sir Thomas Troubridge in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, in which he led the line. Culloden was damaged, and had 10 killed, and 47 wounded. She later took part in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. She participated in the Battle of the Nile, but ran aground on shoals before being able to engage the French fleet, and subsequently did not actively engage the enemy. She was assisted by HMS Mutine whilst aground.[citation needed]

She was finally broken up in February 1813.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 180.

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