HMS Blenheim (1813)
HMS Blenheim, c. 1855
|Ordered:||4 January 1808|
|Laid down:||August 1808|
|Launched:||31 May 1813|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1865|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Vengeur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1747 tons 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, 1847 Steam Screw|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Blenheim was placed on harbour service in 1831. Her captain, Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, died on board Blenheim in the morning of 13 June 1841, from fever contracted during operations in Canton, China, in May 1841.
On 20 March 1847, Blenheim was in collision with the British brig Cactusin the River Thames and was driven ashore on the Essex bank. The tug HMS Monkey attempted to refloat Blenheim, but Blenheim and Monkey collided and Blenheim was driven into the brig Agility, which was severely damaged. Monkey assisted in beaching Agility on the Essex bank to prevent her from sinking. Blenheim subsequently was refloated and taken in to Woolwich, Kent.
Blenheim was broken up in 1865.
- Patricio Lynch, Chilean sailor on the Blenheim
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- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.
- "Naval Intelligence". The Times (19504). London. 23 March 1847. col C, p. 8.
- The Navy List 1855
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