HMS Alcide (1779)

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Name: HMS Alcide
Ordered: 31 August 1774
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 4 June 1776
Launched: 30 July 1779
Fate: Broken up, 1817
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Albion-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1625
Length: 168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders
For other ships with the same name, see HMS Alcide.

HMS Alcide, the French and Italian version of "Alcides", another name for Heracles, was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 30 July 1779 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

She fought at the battles of Cape St Vincent and Martinique in 1780, and the battles of St. Kitts and the Saintes in 1782.

Alcide was broken up in 1817.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.


  • 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.