Pompée-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Pompée
Operators:  Royal Navy
Succeeded by: America-class
In service: 19 March 1798 - 1865
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length: 182 ft 2 in (55.52 m) (gundeck)
149 ft 9 in (45.64 m) (keel)
Beam: 49 ft (15 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Superb, Achilles

The Pompée-class ships of the line were a class of two 74-gun third rates. They were built for the Royal Navy to the lines of the French ship Pompée, a Téméraire-class ship of the line which had been captured by Britain in 1793.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Pitcher, Northfleet
Ordered: 10 June 1795
Launched: 19 March 1798
Fate: Broken up, 1826
Builder: Cleverley, Gravesend
Ordered: 10 June 1795
Launched: 16 April 1798
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1865

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.