HMS Anson (1812)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

History
Royal Navy EnsignUK
Name: HMS Anson
Ordered: 2 November 1807
Builder: Steemson, Hull
Launched: 11 May 1812
Fate: Broken up, 1851
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1742 bm
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12-pounders, 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Anson was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 11 May 1812 at Hull.[1]

She was placed on harbour service in 1839, carried 499 male convicts to Hobart in 1844, served the next seven years there as a probation ship for female convicts, and was finally broken up there in 1851.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.

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.