HMS Princess Charlotte (1825)

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Princess Charlotte
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Princess Charlotte
Ordered: 19 June 1813
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: November 1818
Launched: 14 September 1825
Fate: Sold, 1875
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Princess Charlotte-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2443 bm
Length: 197 ft 7 in (60.22 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 52 ft 10 in (16.10 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

104 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Middle gundeck: 32 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 2 × 18 pdrs, 12 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 18 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Princess Charlotte was a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 14 September 1825 at Portsmouth.[1] The occasion was notable for the fact that the gates of the dry dock into which she was to be placed burst because of the high tide and more than 40 people were drowned.[citation needed]

When first ordered in 1812 she was intended to be a second rate of 98 guns, but in the general reclassifications of 1817 she was reclassed as a first rate.

From 1837 to 1841 she served as the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet flying the flag of Vice Admiral Sir Robert Stopford and thus took part in the Syrian War and the bombardment of Acre.

She became a receiving ship at Hong Kong in 1858, and was sold in 1875.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p187.

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.
Preceded by
None
Royal Navy Receiving Ship in Hong Kong
1858–1873
Succeeded by
HMS Victor Emmanuel