HMS Sampson (1781)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Sampson.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Sampson
Ordered: 25 July 1775
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: 20 October 1777
Launched: 8 May 1781
Fate: Broken up, 1832
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Intrepid-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1380 bm
Length: 159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Sampson was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 May 1781 at Woolwich.[1]

She was hulked in 1802, and broken up in 1832.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p181.

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.