Ganges-class ship of the line

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Fight of HMS Tremendous (in the foreground) and HMS Hindostan against the French frigate La Cannonière, 21 April 1806, by Pierre-Julien Gilbert
Class overview
Name: Ganges
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Alfred class
Succeeded by: Courageux class
In service: 30 March 1782 - 1897
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 169 ft 6 in (51.66 m) (gundeck)
  • 138 ft 7 34 in (42.3 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 8 12 in (14.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gun deck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gun deck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarter deck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders
Notes: Ships in class include: Ganges, Culloden, Tremendous, Invincible, Minden, Minotaur

The Ganges-class ships of the line were a class of six 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Edward Hunt.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 14 July 1779
Launched: 30 March 1782
Fate: Broken up, 1816
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 12 July 1779
Launched: 16 June 1783
Fate: Broken up, 1813
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Ordered: 1 January 1782
Launched: 30 October 1784
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1897
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Ordered: 25 June 1801
Launched: 15 March 1808
Fate: Broken up, 1861
Builder: Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia, Duncan Docks, Bombay
Ordered: 9 July 1801
Launched: 19 June 1810
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1861
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered: 3 December 1811
Laid Down: December 1812
Launched: 15 April 1816
Fate: Hulked, 1842, BU 1869

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.
  • Lyon, David, The Sailing Navy List, All the Ships of the Royal Navy - Built, Purchased and Captured 1688-1860, pub Conway Maritime Press, 1993, ISBN 0-85177-617-5