HMS Cumberland (1807)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignUK
Name: HMS Cumberland
Ordered: 31 January 1805
Builder: Pitcher, Northfleet
Laid down: August 1805
Launched: 19 August 1807
Renamed: 1833
Fate: Converted to prison ship, 1830
Royal Navy EnsignUK
Name: HMS Fortitude
Fate: Sold, 1870
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Repulse-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1718 1694 (bm)
Length: 174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 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: 4 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Cumberland was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 August 1807 at Northfleet.[1] During the Napoleonic wars she brought King William I of the Netherlands from London to The Netherlands.

She was converted to serve as a prison ship in 1830. She was renamed Fortitude in 1833.[2]

She was eventually sold out of the service in 1870.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. ^ "Fortitude (originally Cumberland)". Retrieved 2 January 2010.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The Development of the Battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851772528.