HMS Gloucester (1812)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Gloucester.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Gloucester
Ordered: 11 June 1808
Builder: Pitcher, Northfleet
Launched: 27 February 1812
Fate: Sold, 1884
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1770 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 Gloucester was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 February 1812 at Northfleet.[1]

She was reduced to a 50-gun ship in 1832, and was sold out of the Navy in 1884.[1]

Crew[edit]

Her commanders included Captain Sir Murray Maxwell who commanded her in 1823.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.

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.