HMS Bulwark (1807)

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HMS Bulwark (centre left) as a hulk in Portsmouth in 1826
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Name: HMS Bulwark
Ordered: 6 November 1794
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: April 1804
Launched: 23 April 1807
Fate: Broken up, 1825
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1939 8094 (bm)
  • 181 ft 10 in (55.42 m) (gundeck);
  • 150 ft 4 14 in (45.828 m) (keel)
Beam: 49 ft 3 in (15.01 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 7 in (6.27 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder guns
  • QD: 12 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Bulwark was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 April 1807 at Portsmouth. She was designed by Sir William Rule as one of the large class 74s, and was the only ship built to her draught. As a large 74, she carried 24-pounder guns on her upper gun deck instead of the 18-pounders found on the middling and common class 74s.[1]

Bulwark was broken up in 1825.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 184.


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