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|
|Complement:||738 (650 razeed)|
HMS Boyne was a 98-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 July 1810 at Portsmouth. 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. With the 1817 changes to the rating system Boyne was rerated as a 104-gun first rate ship.
On 23 November 1824, Boyne was driven ashore at Portsmouth during a gale. In 1826 she was cut down (razeed) to become a two-deck, 76-gun third-rate ship of the line. On 1 December 1834 she was renamed HMS Excellent and became a training ship. On 22 November 1859 she was renamed HMS Queen Charlotte and paid off the following month before being broken up from December 1861.
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- Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1793 - 1817, p. 27.
- "The Late Gales". The Times (12508). London. 26 November 1824. col E, A, p. 3, 4.
- Lambert, Andrew (2012). The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-27319-X
- 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.
- Winfield, Rif (2008): British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1793 - 1817. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4.
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