HMS Boscawen (1844)
HMS Boscawen, 1904
|Ordered:||11 May 1817|
|Laid down:||January 1826|
|Launched:||3 April 1844|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1914|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2048 tons (2080.9 tonnes)|
|Length:||187 ft 4 1⁄2 in (57.1 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Boscawan was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 April 1844 at Woolwich Dockyard. She was originally ordered and begun as a 74-gun ship, but an Admiralty order dated 3 March 1834 required that she be reworked to Sir William Symonds' design. She was named for Admiral Edward Boscawen.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 192.
- 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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