HMS Berwick (1809)
|Ordered:||1 July 1807|
|Laid down:||October 1807|
|Launched:||11 September 1809|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1821|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Vengeur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1761 (bm)|
|Length:||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
At the Action of 24 March 1811, Berwick under Captain James Macnamara led the pursuit and destruction of the French frigate Amazone near the Phare de Gatteville lighthouse, Normandy. One sailor was killed in the engagement.
Before the fall of Genoa in April 1814, the boats of Berwick and Rainbow, together with two Sicilian gunboats, attacked French posts near the pass of Rona on 8 and 10 April to assist the British army in its advance. The British drove of the French defenders, who left behind two 24-pounder guns and two mortars. The British lost two men killed and five wounded.
Berwick was broken up in 1821.
- 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.
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