HMS Veteran (1787)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Veteran.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Veteran
Ordered: 3 August 1780
Builder: Fabian, East Cowes
Laid down: July 1781
Launched: 14 August 1787
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1816
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1397
Length: 160 ft 6 in (48.92 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Veteran was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 14 August 1787 at East Cowes. She was designed by Sir Edward Hunt, and was the only ship built to her draught.[1]

In 1801, Veteran was present at the Battle of Copenhagen, as part of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker's reserve fleet.

She was broken up in 1816.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 182.

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.