HMS Malabar (1818)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Malabar.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Malabar
Ordered: 7 March 1815
Builder: Bombay Dockyard
Laid down: April 1817
Launched: 28 December 1818
Decommissioned: October 1848
Renamed: HMS Myrtle October 1883
Fate: Sold, July 1905
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Repulse-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1715 bm
Length: 174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Malabar was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 December 1818 at Bombay Dockyard.[1] In 1843, the Malabar assisted in rescuing survivors of the USS Missouri fire while in Gibraltar. She was hulked in October 1848, eventually becoming a coal hulk, and renamed Myrtle in October 1883. The hulk was sold out of the navy in July 1905.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol.1, p. 189.
  2. ^ Wilson, p. 15

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.
  • Wilson, Bob (2009). "Fuelling the Victorian Navy". In Jordan, John. Warship 2009. London: Conway. pp. 10–21. ISBN 978-1-84486-089-0.