HMS Inflexible (1780)
|Ordered:||26 February 1777|
|Laid down:||April 1777|
|Launched:||7 March 1780|
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"
|Fate:||Broken up, 1820|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Inflexible-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1386 (bm)|
|Length:||159 ft (48 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)|
|Depth of hold:||18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
In 1783, she fought in the Battle of Cuddalore.
Because Inflexible served in the navy's Egyptian campaign (8 March to 8 September 1801), her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
In 1807 she was present at the Battle of Copenhagen, joining on 7 August off Helsingor (Captain Joshua Rowley Watson).
Inflexible became a storeship in 1793, and was eventually broken up in 1820.
Notes and citations
- 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.
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