HMS Carnatic (1823)

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HMS Carnatic 1823 figurehead.JPG
The ship's figurehead
History
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Name: HMS Carnatic
Ordered: 10 November 1817
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: January 1818
Launched: 21 October 1823
Fate: Sold, 1914
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1790 bm
Length: 177 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 48 ft 10 12 in (14.9 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Carnatic was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 21 October 1823 at Portsmouth Dockyard. Her design was based on HMS Cornwallis, as completed.[1]

Carnatic was hulked in 1860, and sold out of the navy in 1914.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 191.

References[edit]

  • 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.