HMS Alfred (1778)

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Name: HMS Alfred
Ordered: 13 August 1772
Builder:
  • Joseph Harris (August 1772 - March 1773)
  • William Gray (March 1773 - February 1774)
  • Israel Pownoll (February 1774 - October 1778)
Laid down: November 1772 at Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 22 October 1778
Fate: Broken up, 1814
Notes:
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Alfred-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1638 (bm)
Length: 169 ft (52 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Alfred was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 October 1778 at Chatham.[1]

Career[edit]

She fought at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1780.

Lloyd's List reported on 17 May 1795 that Alfred had captured a French 22-gun corvette off Cape Finisterre. The corvette had been sailing to the West Indies and Alfred took her into Barbados.[2]

Fate[edit]

Alfred was broken up in 1814.[1]

Citations and references[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 180.
  2. ^ Lloyd's List №2820.

References

  • 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.