HMS Formidable (1825)

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History
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Name: HMS Formidable
Ordered: 8 May 1815
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: October 1819
Launched: 19 May 1825
Fate: Sold, 1906
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Canopus-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2289 bm
Length: 193 ft 10 in (59.08 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 52 ft 4 12 in (16.0 m) (16 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 84 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 6 × 24 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 24 pdrs, 4 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Formidable was an 84-gun second rate of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 May 1825 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

In 1869 Formidable became a training ship, at the National Nautical School in Portishead,[2] and she was sold out of the navy in 1906.[1]

Archives[edit]

Records of the National Nautical School are held at Bristol Archives (Ref. 38087) (online catalogue).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p190.
  2. ^ "BTS Formidable and the National Nautical School". Fedden Village. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 

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.