HMS Hawke (1820)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Hawke.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Hawke
Ordered: 6 January 1812
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: April 1815
Launched: 16 March 1820
Fate: Broken up, 1865
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Black Prince-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1754 bm
Length: 176 ft 1 in (53.67 m) (gundeck)
144 ft 10.5 in (44.158 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 8.5 in (14.542 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 Hawke was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Black Prince class of the Royal Navy, launched on 16 March 1820 at Woolwich Dockyard.[1]

She was converted to a screw-propelled 'blockship', fitted with screw propulsion and re-armed with just 60 guns in 1855, and was broken up in 1865.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p189.

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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2008) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. 2nd edition, Seaforth Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4.