HMS Sandwich (1759)
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The moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman, painted 1780 shows the Santo Domingo exploding, with Rodney's flagship Sandwich in the foreground.
|Ordered:||22 November 1755|
|Launched:||14 April 1759|
Battle of Cape St Vincent
|Fate:||Broken up, 1810|
|Notes:||Floating battery from 1780; harbour service from 1790|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Sandwich-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1869 tons bm|
|Length:||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft (15 m)|
|Depth of hold:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
Upper gundeck: 30 × 12 pdrs
Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs
She was converted to serve as a floating battery in 1780, and from 1790 she was on harbour service. Sandwich was broken up in 1810.
Ghost ship in Trafalgar
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p175.
- Auguste Mayer's picture as described by the official website of the Musée national de la Marine (in French)
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- 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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