HMS Triumph (1764)
|Ordered:||21 May 1757|
|Launched:||3 March 1764|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1850|
|Notes:||Harbour service from 1813|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Valiant-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1825 (bm)|
|Length:||172 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns
In 1810 Triumph and Phipps, salvaged a large load of elemental mercury from a wrecked Spanish vessel near Cadiz, Spain. The bladders containing the mercury soon ruptured and the crew suffered from mercury vapour poisoning.
Triumph was on harbour service from 1813, but was not broken up until 1850.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- 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.
- M. P. Earles: A Case of Mass Poisoning With Mercury Vapour on Board H.M.S. Triumph at Cadiz, 1810. In: Medical History. July 1964, vol. 8(3), p. 281–286, online at NCBI
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