HMS Canada (1765)
HMS Captain, pictured, was from the same Canada class as HMS Canada
|Ordered:||1 December 1759|
|Launched:||17 September 1765|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1834|
|Notes:||Prison ship from 1810|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Canada-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1605 (bm)|
|Length:||170 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In 1807, Canada was in the Caribbean in a squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane. The squadron, which included HMS Prince George, HMS Northumberland, HMS Ramillies and HMS Cerberus, captured Telemaco, Carvalho and Master on 17 April 1807.
Following the concern in Britain that neutral Denmark was entering an alliance with Napoleon, in December 1807 Canada sailed in Cochrane's squadron in the expedition to occupy the Danish West Indies. The expedition captured the Danish islands of St Thomas on 22 December and Santa Cruz on 25 December. The Danes did not resist and the invasion was bloodless.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- Ships of the Old Navy, Canada.
- The London Gazette: . 11 March 1809.
- 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.
- Michael Phillips. Ships of the Old Navy, A History of Ships of the 18th Century Royal Navy. Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 2 June 2007.
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