HMS Stately (1784)
|Ordered:||10 December 1778|
|Laid down:||25 May 1779|
|Launched:||27 December 1784|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1814|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Ardent-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1388 (bm)|
|Length:||160 ft (49 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
Lower deck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
Sir Richard King took command of Stately at Portsmouth on 24 July 1793, which was reported in The Times newspaper. She was converted for use a troopship in 1799. Because Stately served in the navy's Egyptian campaign (8 March to 2 September 1801), her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty issued in 1847 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
The Navy reverted her to a fully armed warship once war resumed after the end of the Treaty of Amiens.
Battle of Zealand Point
In 1847 the Admiralty awarded the Naval General Service Medal with clasps "Stately 22 March 1808" and "Nassau 22 March 1808" to any still surviving crew members of those vessels that chose to claim them.
Stately was broken up in 1814.
⅜==Notes and citations==
- 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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