HMS Egmont (1810)

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Egmont
History
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Name: HMS Egmont
Ordered: 13 July 1807
Builder: Pitcher, Northfleet
Laid down: October 1807
Launched: 7 March 1810
Fate: Sold, 1875
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1760 bm
Length: 176 ft (53.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.5 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 4 × 12-pounder guns + 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Fc: 2 × 12-pounder guns + 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Egmont was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 7 March 1810 at Northfleet.[1]

[Note 1]

In January 1819, the London Gazette reported that Parliament had voted a grant to all those who had served under the command of Lord Viscount Keith in 1812, between 1812 and 1814, and in the Gironde. Egmont was listed among the vessels that had served under Keith in the Gironde.[Note 2]

She was converted to serve as a storeship in 1862, and was sold out of the Navy in 1875.[1]

Notes, citations and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A first-class share was worth £167 11sd; a sixth-class share, that of an ordinary seaman, was worth £1 12s 5¼d.[2]
  2. ^ The sum of the two tranches of payment for that service was £272 8s 5d for a first-class share; the amount for a sixth-class share was £3 3s 5d.[3]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
  2. ^ "No. 17011". The London Gazette. 13 May 1815. p. 903.
  3. ^ "No. 17864". The London Gazette. 26 October 1822. p. 1752.

References

  • 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.