HMS Montagu (1779)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Montagu.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Montagu
Ordered: 16 July 1774
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 30 January 1775
Launched: 28 August 1779
Honours and

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1818
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Alfred-class ship of the line[2]
Tons burthen: 1631 (bm)
Length: 169 ft (52 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns

Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Montagu, sometimes spelled Montague, was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 August 1779 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

Montagu took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1780 and the Glorious First of June in 1794.

She was broken up in 1818.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.
  2. ^ Winfield, British Warships.


  • Lavery, Brian, The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850, 1983, ISBN 0-85177-252-8
  • Lyon, David, The Sailing Navy List, All the Ships of the Royal Navy - Built, Purchased and Captured 1688-1860, pub Conway Maritime Press, 1993, ISBN 0-85177-617-5
  • Winfield, Rif, British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates, pub Seaforth, 2007, ISBN 1-86176-295-X