HMS Terrible (1785)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Terrible
Ordered: 13 December 1781
Builder: Wells, Rotherhithe
Laid down: 7 January 1783
Launched: 28 March 1785
Fate: Broken up, 1836
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Culloden-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1660 tons (1686.6 tonnes)
Length: 170 ft (52 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 11 in (6.07 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Terrible.

HMS Terrible was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 March 1785 at Rotherhithe.[1]

She became a receiving ship in 1823, and was broken up in 1836.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 180.

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.