HMS Prince George (1772)
|Name:||HMS Prince George|
|Ordered:||11 June 1766|
|Laid down:||18 May 1767|
|Launched:||31 August 1772|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1839|
|Notes:||Sheer hulk from 1832|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Barfleur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1955 tons (1986.4 tonnes)|
|Length:||177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Complement:||750 officers and men|
HMS Prince George was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 31 August 1772 at Chatham. During her career, she was upgraded to a 98-gun ship, through the addition of eight 12 pdr guns to her quarterdeck.
Following the concern in Britain that neutral Denmark was entering an alliance with Napoleon, Prince George, under Captain Woodley Losack, sailed in the squadron in the expedition to occupy the Danish West Indies, with the squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane. The squadron captured the Telemaco, Carvalho and Master on 17 April 1807.
Citations and notes
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.
- The London Gazette: . 11 March 1809.
- 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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