Spanish ship Fenix (1749)
Ship of the line Real Fénix by Rafael Berenguer, Naval Museum of Madrid
|Participated in Battle of Cape St Vincent|
|Captured:||16 January 1780, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||16 January 1780|
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"
|Fate:||Broken up, 1836|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||80-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2184 (bm)|
|Length:||178 ft 10¾ in (54.5 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||53 ft 3¾ in (16.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 4 in (6.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Armament:||80 guns of various weights of shot|
Because Gibraltar served in the navy's Egyptian campaign (8 March to 8 September 1801), her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty issued in 1847 to all surviving claimants.
Gibraltar was hulked in 1813, and broken up in 1836.
- The London Gazette: . 15 March 1850.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p182.
- 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.
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