HMS Venerable (1784)
|Ordered:||9 August 1781|
|Builder:||Perry, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard|
|Laid down:||April 1782|
|Launched:||19 April 1784|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Culloden-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1669 (bm)|
|Length:||170 ft (51.8 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 2 in (14.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 11 in (6.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
She was wrecked on 24 November 1804, off Roundham Head near Torbay. Two days later, on 26 November, the hired armed ship Lady Warren sailed from Plymouth to Torbay with Growler, six gun-vessels and yard-lighters, and other craft, to save the stores, guns, etc. from the wreck of Venerable.
Citations and notes
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.
- Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, David Bonner Smith
- Ships of the Old Navy, Venerable.
- Naval Chronicle, Vol. 12, p.504.
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