HMS Boscawen (1844)

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HMS Boscawen, 1904
History
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Name: HMS Boscawen
Ordered: 11 May 1817
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: January 1826
Launched: 3 April 1844
Fate: Broken up, 1914
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2048 tons (2080.9 tonnes)
Length: 187 ft 4 12 in (57.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 24 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 24 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

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.[1] She was named for Admiral Edward Boscawen.

In 1874, Boscawen was converted into a training ship and renamed Wellesley.[citation needed] She was broken up in 1914.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 192.

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.