HMS Agincourt (1796)

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History
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Name: HMS Agincourt
Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 23 July 1796
Christened: Earl Talbot
Decommissioned: 1809
Renamed: HMS Agincourt, 1796
Honours and
awards:
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"[1]
Fate: Sold, 1814
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1439, or 1416[3] (bm)
Length: 172 ft 8 in (52.63 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 4 in (13.21 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Agincourt was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 July 1796 at Blackwall Yard, London. She was bought on the stocks from the East India Company in 1796,[2] where she had been called Earl Talbot.[3]

Agincourt served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, which qualified her officers and crew for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants.[Note 1]

She was decommissioned in 1809 and converted to a prison ship on 6 January 1812 under the name HMS Bristol.[3]

Fate[edit]

Bristol was sold on 15 December 1814 on condition that she be broken up immediately.[3]

Notes and citations[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A first-class share of the prize money awarded in April 1823 was worth £34 2s 4d; a fifth-class share, that of a seaman, was worth 3s 11½d. The amount was small as the total had to be shared between 79 vessels and the entire army contingent.[4]

Citations

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21077. pp. 791–792. 15 March 1850.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 186.
  3. ^ a b c d Hackman (2001), p.102.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17915. p. 633. 3 April 1823.

References[edit]

  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
  • 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.