Albion-class ship of the line (1763)

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HMS Albion in a Gale.jpg
Class overview
Name: Albion
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Ramillies class
Succeeded by: Elizabeth class
In service: 16 May 1763 - 1820
Completed: 5
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 168 ft (51.2 m) (gundeck)
  • 139 ft 34 in (42.4 m) (keel)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders

The Albion-class ships of the line were a class of five 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Design[edit]

Slade based the design of the Albion-class on the lines of the 90-gun ship Neptune.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 1 December 1759
Launched: 16 May 1763
Fate: Wrecked, 1797
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 22 October 1767
Launched: 26 September 1771
Fate: Broken up, 1816
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 21 August 1774
Launched: 30 July 1779
Fate: Broken up, 1817
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 2 February 1778
Launched: 23 March 1780
Fate: Broken up, 1820
Builder: Barnard, Harwich
Ordered: 8 July 1778
Launched: 6 December 1782
Fate: Broken up, 1806

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.