HMS Bombay (1808)

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History
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Name: HMS Bombay
Ordered: 23 July 1805
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: October 1805
Launched: 28 March 1808
Renamed: HMS Blake, 1819
Fate: Broken up, 1855
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Lengthened Courageux-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1701 (bm)
Length: 172 ft 3 12 in (52.515 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 9 in (14.55 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • QD: 2 × 9-pounders, 12 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Bombay was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 March 1808 at Deptford.[1]

On 24 January 1813 Bombay, then under the command of Captain Norman Thompson, detained the Dumpteur des Ondts.[Note 1]

Bombay was renamed HMS Blake in 1819 in honour of Admiral Robert Blake, and was converted to harbour service in 1828. She was broken up in December 1855.[1]

Notes, citations, and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A first-class share of the prize money was worth £494 4sd; a sixth-class share, that of an ordinary seaman, was worth £2 7s 8d.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17044. p. 1522. 25 July 1815.
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