HMS Carnatic (1783)

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Name: HMS Carnatic
Ordered: 14 July 1779
Builder: Dudman, Deptford Wharf
Laid down: March 1780
Launched: 21 January 1783
Renamed: HMS Captain, 1815
Fate: Broken up, 1825
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Courageux-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 17193094 (bm)
Length: 172 ft 4 12 in (52.5 m) (gundeck); 1,140 ft 3 12 in (347.6 m) (keel)
Beam: 48 ft 0 in (14.6 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 9 12 in (6.337 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Carnatic was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 21 January 1783 at Deptford Wharf.[1] The British East India Company paid for her construction and presented her to the Royal Navy.[2]

On 17 May 1815, the Admiralty renamed her HMS Captain. Captain was broken up on 30 September 1825.[1]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Winfield (2008), p.57.
  2. ^ Hackman (2001), p.227.

References[edit]

  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0905617967
  • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1861762461.