HMS Boyne (1810)
|Ordered:||25 June 1801|
|Laid down:||April 1806|
|Launched:||3 July 1810|
|Renamed:||HMS Excellent, 1834|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1861|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Boyne-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2155 bm|
|Length:||186 ft (57 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||51 ft 5 in (15.67 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft (6.7 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
On 12 February 1814 she took part with HMS Caledonia in a hot action against the French line-of-battle ship Romulus off Toulon; the French 74 managed to escape to Toulon by sailing close to the coast to avoid being surrounded.
In 1834 she was renamed HMS Excellent and became a training ship. Excellent was broken up in 1861.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 183.
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